The Gloucestershire countryside produces British singers and choral composers of great renown, including the 20th-century composers represented on this beautifully performed CD. The Saint-Cecilia Singers have met at Gloucester Cathedral since 1949, where they have been conducted by successive assistant organists of the cathedral. Here, they sing in the cathedral as directed by Mark Lee. Andrew Sackett accompanies on the cathedral organ.
HOWELLS: Hymn for St. Cecilia; A Spotless Rose; Here Is the Little Door JOHN SANDERS: Anthem of the Incarnation
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 3 Shakespeare Songs KEITH AMOS: Salisbury Cathedral (4 songs) PARRY: My Soul there is a country; Music, when soft voices die; My delight DARYL RUNSWICK: 5 English Folksongs - Dance to thy daddy; She moved through the fair; The frog and the crow; Scarborough Fair; Bobby Shaftoe