Stanford: Partsongs / Spicer, Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
It seems a paradox that over the years we have gone to such great lengths to become familiar with the music of Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan-Willliams, John Ireland, Frank Bridge, and Arthur Bliss, yet we still know far less of the music of Stanford, their composition teacher at the Royal College of Music! There has been renewed interest in the music of Stanford recently, and with the kind support of the Stanford Society, SOMM now turns the spotlight on Stanford’s Partsongs in the second of a series of recordings with the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, which has achieved an enviable reputation under the direction of Paul Spicer. The eight Partsongs Op. 119, set to poems by Mary Coleridge, appear on CD as a complete set for the very first time!
Catalog Number: SOMMCD 0128
Label: SOMM Recordings
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir