Finzi: Choral Music
Richard Hickox
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4822556
Barcode
00028948225569
Format
2-CD
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GERALD FINZI
CD 1
Introit, Op. 6
with Simon Standage, violin
For St. Cecilia, Op. 30: Ceremonial ode for tenor solo, chorus & orchestra
Dies natalis, Op. 8: Cantata for tenor solo & orchestra

Philip Langridge, tenor
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox

In terra pax, Op. 39: Christmas scene for soprano, baritone, small chorus & orchestra
Magnificat, Op. 36 for choir & orchestra

Norma Burrowes, soprano
John Shirley-Quirk, baritone
Richard Hickox Singers
City Of London Sinfonia

Richard Hickox

CD 2
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Op. 26: Festival anthem for choir & orchestra

Richard Hickox Singers
City Of London Sinfonia

Richard Hickox

Seven Part Songs, Op. 17
God is gone up (Three Anthems, Op. 27)
Three Short Elegies, Op. 5
All this night, Op. 33
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26: Festival anthem for choir & organ
Magnificat, Op. 36: for choir and organ

Exultate Singers
Garrett O’Brien
Timothy Farrell, organ

CD1: 1 & CD2 – FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Chris Hazell (Introit, For St. Cecilia, Dies natalis, In terra pax, Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and orchestra); Michael Smythe (Three Short Elegies, Seven Part Songs, God is gone up, All this night, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and organ)
Balance Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Martin Atkinson (For St. Cecilia, Dies natalis); Stanley Goodall, Peter Oleanus (Introit, In terra pax, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and orchestra); Michael Smythe (Three Short Elegies, Seven Part Songs, God is gone up, All this night, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and organ)
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 2–3 February 1978 (For St. Cecilia, Dies natalis); St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, UK, 17–18 January 1979 (Introit, In terra pax, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and orchestra); Southwark Cathedral, London, UK, July 1979 (Three Short Elegies, Seven Part Songs, God is gone up, All this night, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Magnificat: versions for choir and organ)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne (Audio Archiving Company)

Reviews

‘Philip Langridge […] very good in Dies Natalis […] is a most intelligent singer… Langridge and Richard Hickox have an excellent rapport that carries the music along most convincingly’ (For St. Cecilia, Dies Natalis – Hickox) Gramophone, May 1979

‘Richard Hickox, his singers and players are excellent’ (In Terra Pax, Introit, Lo the full, final sacrifice, Magnificat – Hickox) Gramophone, December 1979

‘The Exultate Singers are an admirable group of 16 voices, with firm tone and excellent chording. Their words, moreover, are as clear as choral words can be.’ (O’Brien) Gramophone, August 1980