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Beautiful English music,
This review is from: Holst The Hymn of Jesus and Delius Sea Drift & Cynara (Audio CD)
What an interesting CD this is. Again this is a live Hallé recording, which brings us the excitement of being in the hall with the lucky folk who heard the performances by the Hallé Orchestra and Choir and the Hallé Youth Choir.
I hadn't heard the first Holst work "The Hymn of Jesus' or the second Delius work, 'Cynara,'featured on this CD, so it has been an adventure for me to listen to those. Also on this recording is 'Sea Drift' by Delius, which I had heard before, with Roderick Williams in the solo rôle.
Here are two much-loved composers in slightly different "clothes" from the more familiar compositions. The performances are wonderful, as you would expect from an orchestra and choirs conducted by Sir Mark Elder.