Presenting some of the finest choral works of three prominent composers, this disc illustrates the development of church music from the Victorian “Grandfather” of the genre, S. S. Wesley, to the 20th century works of Bairstow and his innovative pupil Finzi.
Included is the first known recording of Wesley’s “Thou judge of quick and dead.”
Recorded in St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London, CONSORTIUM and Barbieri have produced another outstanding disc with breath-taking dynamics, superbly controlled singing and oozing musicality from start to finish.
“The performance by Consortium is superb. The choice of repertory together with spirited performance makes this disc a sure winner.”
The Organ, Spring 2000
1. Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Bairstow
2. Thou judge of quick and dead – S. S. Wesley
3. Blessed be the God and Father – S. S. Wesley
4. I sat down under his shadow – Bairstow
5. Let us now praise famous men – Finzi
6. God is gone up – Finzi
7. Thou wilt keep him – S. S. Wesley
8. The Lamentation – Bairstow
9. Lo, the full, final sacrifice – Finzi