Delius & Bax: Choral Music / Parris, The Carice Singers
Frederick Delius and Arnold Bax both made significant contributions to the part-song repertoire, each leaving a compelling testament to his highly individual creative personality. Delius's earlier choral songs are nostalgic for the worlds of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg, while the brooding contours of On Craig Ddu results in one of his most remarkable creations. The allure of landscapes and elemental forces was powerful for both composers; the subtle tensions and gorgeously layered harmonies of Bax's settings also evoking historical remoteness and other-worldly enchantment.
Catalog Number: 8573695
Composer: Arnold Bax, Frederick Delius
Conductor: George Parris
Orchestra/Ensemble: Carice Singers