Orchestral Anthems: Dyson | Howells | Elgar | Finzi


For the Choir of Merton College, Oxford’s first collaboration with Britten Sinfonia, Benjamin Nicholas has brought together a collection of sacred works from the first half of the twentieth century.A little-known fact is that these stalwarts of the English repertory were either originally intended to be heard with orchestra, or subsequently orchestrated by their composer or a close colleague.

Written for enthronements, coronations and the nation’s grandest choral festivals, these national ‘standards’ arehere brought back to life, their orchestral accompaniments affording them the richness, pomp and majesty associated with that epoch.

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Release Date: 23 June 2023
Catalogue No: DCD34291
Total playing time: 55:08

Recorded on 1-2 July 2022 in All Hallows’, Gospel Oak
Producer: Paul Baxter
Engineer: James Waterhouse
24-bit digital editing: Jack Davis
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter

Design: John Christ
Booklet editor: Henry Howard
Cover image: Jan Sitek, Falling Sands Viaduct, Severn Valley Railway, etsy.com/uk/shop/JanSitekIllustration
Session photography: foxbrush.co.uk

Delphian Records Ltd – Edinburgh – UK
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