Holst: Choral Symphony & Fantasia / Dawson, et al

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : A Choral Fantasia, for soprano, chorus, organ, strings, brass & percussion, Op. 51, H. 177
>Holst, Gustav : First Choral Symphony, Op. 41/H 155
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Holst was an accomplished choral composer, and these fine performances of the 'Choral Fantasia' and the First Choral Symphony confirm that. The vivid fragrance of the 'song and bacchanal' and evocative illustration of the 'Gracian Urn' in the Choral Symphony are particularly memorable, as is John Birch's powerful rendering of the organ part in the 'Choral Fantasia'." ***** - Nicholas Rast BBC

'First class ... home audiences can now appreciate the full worth of these imaginative works' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Neither of these imaginative works impressed critics, performers or audiences at their premieres, so they languished. With Davan Wetton drawing a first-class performance from the choir and the RPO, plus a splendidly detailed and spacious recording, home audiences can now appreciate their full worth' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)



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>Holst, Gustav : A Choral Fantasia, for soprano, chorus, organ, strings, brass & percussion, Op. 51, H. 177
  • Performers: John Birch (Organ); Lynne Dawson
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Guildford Choral Society
  • Notes: Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey, England (03/21/1993-03/28/1993)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Holst, Gustav : First Choral Symphony, Op. 41/H 155
  • Performer: Lynne Dawson
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/21/1993-03/28/1993)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923-1924