Holst: This have I done for my true love: partsongs

COMPOSERS: Holst
LABELS: Hyperion
WORKS: This have I done for my true love: partsongs
PERFORMER: Holst Singers/Stephen Layton
CATALOGUE NO: CDA 66705 DDD
This disc of partsongs by Holst takes its name from one of the best known – and the one the composer considered the finest. Many such works were written for amateurs, including the songs from The Princess. But there’s no doubt they gain from professional-standard performance, and who better to interpret them than the Hoist Singers. Under Stephen Layton’s direction, they range fluently from rustic simplicity to a thrilling full-throated roar. Barry Millington

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