Parry’s two finest and most popular anthems, Blest Pair of Sirens and I was glad, make an attractive coupling to his famous choral works. The 45-minute work The Soul’s Ransom, with its sequence of solos and choruses, forms a broadly symphonic four-movement structure and The Lotos eaters; a setting for soprano, chorus and orchestra is performed by Della Jones, a characterful soloist. This is a full and atmospheric recording to match the incandescent performances.
Traditional music for Tai Chi classes (the Great Limit) is a Chinese soft martial art, one of the Wushu species. Currently, Tai Chi has become most common as a health gym. The main features of Tai Chi are a soft, rolling step with smooth and continuous movements and "pushing hands" (tui-show). It is not unimportant for the lessons to be made and the sound (music) accompaniment that helps to create the right inner mood.