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I thought that I was in tune with Parry....,
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This review is from: Parry: Orchestral/ Choral Works (Amanda Roocroft/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales/ Neeme Järvi) (Chandos: CHAN 10740) (Audio CD)
I do like some of Parry's work very much, but this disc is very disappointing to me. I do like the unison song ' England', perhaps because I conducted 500 or so young children singing this, accompanied by organ many years ago. The larger works here lack that uplifting quality that I like in some of his symphonies and 'Blest Pair of Sirens'. 'The Birds' is ok but that is about all. I hate to say that Amanda Roocroft sounds very strained and does not enhance the movements she sings in.
I will update this review if after many more repeated hearings I get to like it.