Holst: The Wandering Scholar; Suite de ballet; A Song of the Night

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COMPOSERS: Holst
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: The Wandering Scholar; Suite de ballet; A Song of the Night
PERFORMER: Ingrid Attrot, Neill Archer, Alan Opie, Donald Maxwell; Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9734
Holst’s 25-minute Chaucerian comedy comes up freshly minted in this lively recording, only marred by some occasional rough singing from the Scholar himself, Neill Archer. The couplings reveal Holst in light-music and Romantic modes, respectively and throughout Hickox inspires some full-blooded music-making. Matthew Rye

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