Lawrence Wiliford - O Gladsome Light: Sacred Songs, Hymns & Meditations
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:26 min | 196 MB
Label: Stone Records | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
In collaboration with world-class musicians pianist Steven Philcox, violinist Marie Bérard, and violist Keith Hamm tenor Lawrence Wiliford brings his acclaimed interpretive skill in song to music of early 20th century England that is beautiful, humble, and intimate. This survey of sacred songs and hymns by Gustav Holst, his pupil Edmund Rubbra, and his lifelong friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams, visits the melodic and sacred themes that are common among the three composers. It devotes particular attention to Rubbras songs, which are less well known than many by his two senior colleagues.