Where Hope is Shining
Songs for mixed chorus by Ralph Vaughan Williams
That the vocal works on this recording were composed between 1895 and 1954 shows Vaughan Williams’ lifelong affection for the human voice. As he put it in 1902: ‘The voice can be made the medium of the best and deepest human emotion’.
An eminently appealing hour’s worth of off-the-beaten track Vaughan Williams
Technically secure and tonally rounded, the Joyful Company of Singers live up to their name, but without ever sliding into over-characterisation
BBC Music Magazine
The Joyful Company of Singers is a first-rate ensemble that performs these 23 pieces with utmost respect and artistic authority. … there are many very touchingly beautiful moments – No longer mourn for me; Sweet Day; Willow Song; Rest; Mannin Veen; The New Commonwealth – that seal this program as an essential addition to any serious choral music collection.
This selection spans a life-time of creativity. … things of cool lunar delight. … sweetly done … smoothly idiomatic and touchingly reserved effect. … a cooler calorific radiance … an overwhelming and sanguine swing.
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- No longer mourn for me (Sonnet 71)
- Echo’s Lament for Narcissus
Three Elizabethan Part Songs
- Sweet Day
- Willow Song
- O Mistress Mine
- Come away, Death
- Linden Lea (arranged by Arthur Somervell)
- Ring out your bells
- Fain would I change that note
- Alister McAlpine’s Lament
- The Winter is Gone
- Mannin Veen (Dear Mona)
- Our love goes out to English skies
- Loch Lomond
- The Mermaid
- A Farmer’s Son so Sweet
- The Turtle Dove
- The New Commonwealth 0’00
Sun, Moon, Stars and Man
- Horses of the Sun
- The Rising of the Moon
- The Procession of the Stars
- The Song of the Sons of Light
Joyful Company of Singers choir
Peter Broadbent conductor
Ørjan Hartveit baritone
Alistair Young piano
Catalogue Number: ALBCD006
Release Date: 01 September 2008
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