This album is a wonderfully "laid back" collection, bar the eponymous fist track which siezes you and almost takes you to the distant land with the strength of the orchestra, the other pieces are reflective - in common with much of Rutter's choral and ecclesiastical works. The "Beatles Concerto", in contrast is funny and well composed - lacking the twee, overtly tongue in cheek style of the "classic rock" type recordings, - it is more reminiscent of the fantasias composed by Vaughan Williams in as much as it takes the theme of some of the best loved Beatles songs and intertwines deep orchesteral involvement. In short - this album has something for everyone - well recommended.
35 people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?