Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer - More Than Hymns

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer - More Than Hymns
Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer - More Than Hymns

STYLE: Choral
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7412-
LABEL: Lammas AMM 149D
FORMAT: CD Album


Reviewed by Steven Whitehead

This collection is sung by the boys and men of the Choir of Wells Cathedral accompanied by Rupert Gough on the organ, all under the direction of Malcolm Archer. The disc presents a selection of 10 pieces from each of the two recently published volumes of hymn anthems edited by Dr Barry Rose who also produced this recording. The texts and music embrace many periods and differing styles, ranging from the 17th century poetry of George Herbert (“King Of Glory, King Of Peace”) to the 20TH century hymns and worship songs of Sydney Carter (“When I Needed A Neighbour”) and David Evans (“Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord”). This is an enjoyable listen and should be a useful resource for choir directors, singers and organists looking for new material and new arrangements of old favourites. The singing is good and sound quality excellent.

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