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Stanford and Howells Remembered

The Cambridge Singers
John Rutter (conductor)
Wayne Marshall (organ)

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This two-CD set is a choral tribute to the sacred music of two visionary composers: Stanford and Howells, who, among their other achievements, made distinctive, lasting and much-cherished contributions to the musical repertory of the English Church.

Track list

  1. Evening Canticles in G: Magnificat (Stanford)
  2. Evening Canticles in G: Nunc dimittis (Stanford)
  3. When Mary thro' the garden went (Stanford)
  4. I heard a voice from heaven (Stanford)
  5. Latin Magnificat, Op. 164 (Stanford)
  6. Evening Canticles in B flat: Magnificat (Stanford)
  7. Evening Canticles in B flat: Nunc dimittis (Stanford)
  8. O for a closer walk (Stanford)
  9. Te Deum in C (Stanford)
  10. Requiem: Salvator mundi (Howells)
  11. Requiem: Psalm 23 (Howells)
  12. Requiem: Requiem aeternam (Howells)
  13. Requiem: Psalm 121 (Howells)
  14. Requiem: Requiem aeternam (Howells)
  15. Requiem: I heard a voice from heaven (Howells)
  16. The Gloucester Service: Magnificat (Howells)
  17. The Gloucester Service: Nunc dimittis (Howells)
  18. The fear of the Lord (Howells)
  19. Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks (Howells)
  20. Long, long ago (Howells)
  21. All my hope on God is founded (Howells)

“These performances have stood the test of time, the choir sings with beautiful control and clarity, and also with great love, affection and understanding. Much of the repertoire on these discs has found its way repeatedly into the CD catalogues in the intervening years, but this influential set remains a delightful compilation.” Planet Hugill

“This is some of the finest choral singing you will ever hear, and everything benefits from the benign, infinitely musical guidance of Rutter himself. In short, a very special experience.” MusicWeb International

“…the blend of voices is always clear, and the selection of works well-chosen” BBC Music Magazine

“…the choir sing perfectly in tune with good balance and diction.” British Music Society

“…One senses throughout Rutter’s great affection for all this music, and it’s certainly a compilation that brings this listener pleasure. But beyond that, Rutter and his Cambridge Singers (the 1992 vintage includes several now very well-known singers) bring unfussy interpretative values to bear, based on a thorough understanding of the music. They sing beautifully throughout, and to have Wayne Marshall at the organ of Ely Cathedral can only be a bonus.” Choir and Organ


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