I bought this CD having read a good review in a music magazine which had praised the composer for eschewing modern trends and actually writing a work replete with the classical melodic forms which we all seem to love, but which became old-fashioned for composers from about the end of the 19th century onwards.
That review was spot on: "The Resurrection" is a beautiful oratorio, replete with sumptuous music. The scoring is light but very effective: I particularly enjoyed the prominent role given to piano.
On a slight negative note, I didn't enjoy the writing for the soprano voice on occasions, but wasn't sure if this was because it was beyond the capability of the particular singer. If there was justice in this world, this work would be recognised for its excellence and we would see it performed more widely, thus we would have the opportunity of answering my doubt!
I can recommend this to everyone who enjoys what they hear on a radio station such as Classic FM.