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Beautifully performed and sung version of Hodie Fantasia On Christmas Carols!!!!
on 28 December 2014
Being a lover of Vaughan Williams's music and near to Christmas time I was interested to try his Cantata, Hodie: Fantasia On Christmas Carols. I do like some of his other choral music such as his wonderful Sea Symphony and dramatic Flos Campi for Orchestra and Choir. I wasn't disappointed and this is a powerful and moving recording of Hodie, with strong singing by the three soloists (Soprano, Tenor and Baritone) and Choirs, especially the boys' Choir that sings the narration for the Cantata. Hilary Davan Wetton is the conductor and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra provides a fine cushion of sound in this quality NAXOS recording made in 2007.