Girl Choristers And Lay Clerks Of Wakefield Cathedral - Ikon Of St Hilda

Tuesday 1st May 2001
Girl Choristers And Lay Clerks Of Wakefield Cathedral - Ikon Of St Hilda
Girl Choristers And Lay Clerks Of Wakefield Cathedral - Ikon Of St Hilda

STYLE: Choral
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3110-27386
LABEL: Regent REGCD138
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Steven Whitehead

An interesting selection of 20th century sacred music, but do not be misled by the title. John Tavener's "Ikon Of St Hilda" is included but the featured composer is Benjamin Britten, with his "Ceremony Of Carols" and "Hymn To The Virgin". This gives the collection a nativity feel although it might be more accurate to say that the focus is on the BVM, as also included are Tavener's "Today The Virgin" and Henryk Goreki's "Totus Tuus", a hymn of dedication to the "Mother Of The Saviour Of The World". A good introduction to the challenges of contemporary choral music.

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