One great composer conducting another. Like Bach, VW was a great believer in music made for and made by ordinary people. Recorded in 1958, the year of VW's death, by Gerald Finzi's son Christopher and Noel Taylor, this is a uniquely important recording. Lots of coughing and poor recording cannot disguise a moving interpretation of what VW considered along with Bach's B minor Mass, was the finest music ever written. An amateur Leith Hill Choir with the help of the likes of Wilfrid Brown and John Carol Case. Oh, to have been there!
Eric Greene (tenor), Gordon Clinton, (bass baritone), Pauline Brockless (soprano), Nancy Evans (mezzo sporano), Wilfrid Brown (tenor), John Carol Case (bass baritone). Continuo: Eric Grinton (piano), Dr William Cole (organ).
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|When Jesus understood it|
|Break in grief|
|Gladly would I take|
|In tears of grief|