Holst - Hymn of Jesus, Egdon Heath, Perfect Fool, Folk Songs | Alto ALC1359

Holst - Hymn of Jesus, Egdon Heath, Perfect Fool, Folk Songs

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1359

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 3rd November 2017

Contents

Artists

Keith Swallow (piano)
BBC Northern Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Adrian Boult
Stephen Wilkinson

Works

Holst, Gustav

Choral Folk-Songs (6), H136
» III Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
» I I sowed the seeds of love
» V I love my love
Egdon Heath, op.47 H172 'Homage to Hardy'
The Hymn of Jesus, op.37
The Perfect Fool, op.39
This have I done for my true love, op.34 no.1
Toccata
Welsh Folk Songs (10)

Artists

Keith Swallow (piano)
BBC Northern Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Adrian Boult
Stephen Wilkinson

About

“[Hymn:] a fine and vital performance that vividly conveys the exultant and the mystical nature ... Egdon Heath is unforgettable: often frightening and desolate, here and there calm and serene, but never sun-lit. Holst did indeed find in Hardy’s description a map of his soul ... I cannot imagine a better performance than this one” - Gramophone

“all these settings are beautiful and are sung with warm tone and blend. The collection ends with the finest song of all, This have I done for my true love, an original piece that ranks with any short unaccompanied choral work by any composer. The recording ... is first-rate”
- Gramophone (Folksongs)

Recorded 1962/74

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