Vaughan Williams/Bridge/Parry

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COMPOSERS: Vaughan Williams/Bridge/Parry
WORKS: Mass in G minor; A Prayer; Songs of Farewell
PERFORMER: Vasari Singers/Jeremy BackhouseJeremy Filsell (organ)
A splendid collection of fine English choral music superbly sung by Jeremy Backhouse’s Vasari Singers. Their RVW Mass is glorious and the two more well-known motets from Songs of Farewell– ‘My soul there is a country’ and ‘Lord, let me know mine end’ sound fresh-minted and very moving. A Prayer is a deeply felt work, a setting of a German text composed during the Great War to underline Bridge’s pacifist beliefs. The organ plays an important, integral part in this beautiful work of gentle supplications leading to a climax of passionate fervour. The sympathetic acoustic of Rosslyn Hill Chapel is a perfect setting for these intricate, multi-part works. Ian Lace