Description

Contains 13 pieces of celebratory music from more than 500 years of royal ceremonies including works by Howells, Bliss, Parry, Dyson, Attwood, Purcell, Elgar, Handel, and more. Many of the pieces are among the most popular of Anglican warhorses, although a few resurrect forgotten gems...Notable among the latter category is a ravishing piece by Arthur Bliss with words by C. Day Lewis...Useful either as a playlist for a themed concert or as a source from which to draw individual pieces, this volume presents some of England's finest occasional and widely popular choral music.--The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians