WILCOCKS - LEDGER - CLEOBURY ON ONE DISC. WOW!
This is truly an excellent compilation of outstanding works from King' College Choir. It involves three different eras: Sir David Willcocks dlrects 10 numbers dating from 1970-1977; Sir Philip Ledger directs 4 numbers dating from 1975-1982 and Stephan Cleobury directs 5 numbers dating from 1984-2002.
Familiar works are set alongside neglected choral treasures, the collection ranging from Allegri and Tallis to Tavener and Rutter; from John Dyke's stirring hymn 'Holy, holy, holy' to Britten's colorful description of the birth of St. Nicholas and his serene setting of the medieval carol 'There is no Rose'.
The recording is directly from the King's College which is known for its excellent acoustics among other things; that being the perfectly wonderful King's College Choir. This choir has become famous throughout the world and as you will hear on this disc, it doesn't matter what year or what conductor, it is always perfection, in tone quality, balance, emotional investment, diction and anything else one expects from a good singing group!!! I totally enjoyed every listening moment!!!!