- Run Time: 76:14
- Release Date: 2022
- Label: Naxos
Five Mystical Songs
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- O clap your hands Vaughan Williams3:29
- Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma”: Variation 9: Nimrod Elgar3:31
- 2 Psalms: Psalm 148, “Lord, Who hast made us for thine own” Holst5:33
- O Gladsome Light Darke3:51
- 4 Anthems: No. 3. Like as the hart Howells6:28
- Give unto the Lord, Op. 74, “Psalm 29” Elgar9:23
- Wash me throughly Wesley4:51
- O Taste and See Vaughan Williams1:36
- Blessed be the God and Father Wesley8:01
- Bible Songs, Op. 113: No. 6. A Song of Wisdom Stanford5:25
- My Beloved Spake Hadley3:29
- 5 Mystical Songs: No. 1. Easter Vaughan Williams5:21
- 5 Mystical Songs: No. 3. Love Bade Me Welcome Vaughan Williams6:08
- 5 Mystical Songs: No. 4. The Call Vaughan Williams1:58
- 5 Mystical Songs: No. 5. Antiphon Vaughan Williams3:23
Featuring Vaughan Williams’s masterly and intensely personal Five Mystical Songs, this album reflects on the sources of inspiration of some of his sacred choral works, alongside gems of 19th- and early-20th-century English church music. Often setting the poetry of the King James Bible, the finely spun melodies and sensitivity to word-rhythm of composers from S.S. Wesley to Herbert Howells result in a uniquely British form of expression.