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    The brightness of this day
    Choral works by Gerald Finzi and Gustav Holst, Winchester Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Lay Clerks, Simon Bell organ, Andrew Lumsden director

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    THE BRIGHTNESS OF THIS DAY
    Choral works by Gerald Finzi and Gustav Holst
    Winchester Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Lay Clerks
    Simon Bell organ, Andrew Lumsden director

    " Essential Listening" Gramophone February 2014

    "All of these winning selections are beautifully rendered by Winchester Cathedral's very accomplished and sweet-toned Girls' Choir....Regent honors their efforts with excellent sound: the well-played organ gave my sub-woofer  a workout...It all adds up to a veritable feast for English choral nuts"

    American Record Guide July/August 2013

    "The cathedral choir is admirable throughout, the girls' voices not only contrasting but blending beautifully with the men, and under director Andrew Lumsden they capture the essential essence of this music. It's a very enjoyable experience."
    Choir and Organ May/June 2013

    "Yet again the Winchester Cathedral Girls' Choir and Lay Clerks give a splendid performance under Andrew Lumsden, this time with organ accompaniment from Simon Bell. Winchester Cathedral's glorious acoustic allows the voices to soar up to the heavens and yet again producer Gary Cole has captured the magic for us."
    Cross Rhythms May 2013

    "Warmly recommended"     Organists' Review June 2013

    1    God is gone up, Op. 27 no. 2 – Finzi (4:48)
    2    Nunc dimittis, H127 – Holst (3:48)
    3    My lovely one, Op. 27 no. 1 – Finzi (2:54)
    4    Let us now praise famous men, Op. 35 – Finzi  (3:15)
    5    This have I done for my true love, Op. 34 no. 1, H128 – Holst (6:32)
    6    The Evening-watch, Op. 43 no. 1, H159 – Holst (4:58)
    7    Welcome, sweet and sacred feast, Op. 27 no. 3 – Finzi (8:01)
    8    Magnificat, Op. 36 – Finzi (10:25)
    9    The brightness of this day – Finzi (4:51)
    10  All this night, Op. 33 no. 1 – Finzi (Simon Bell director) (2:51)
    11   Sing me the men, Op. 43 no. 2, H160 – Holst (5:32)
    12   Lo, the full, final Sacrifice, Op. 26  – Finzi (16:04)
       
    Total Playing time: 74:03   

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