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Parry: Judith / Fox, Rudge, Spence, Waddington, Vann, London Mozart Players


Release Date: 03/06/2020 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5268  
Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Sarah FoxKathryn RudgeToby SpenceHenry Waddington
Conductor:  William Vann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart PlayersCrouch End Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


An instant success, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s oratorio Judith premiered in Birmingham in August 1888. The work consolidated his reputation as a composer of large-scale orchestral and choral writing. With its vigorous choruses and dramatic solo roles, the work is of persistent quality. Yet somehow, the work has been largely neglected for the last century. On this release, the work is presented by the Crouch End Festival Chorus and the London Mozart Players led by William Vann. Soloists Sarah Fox, Kathryn Rudge, Toby Spence and Henry Waddington round out the recording with enthusiastic performances.

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You don’t have to
Read more be Parry’s champion Prince Charles to feel a thrill as the soprano Sarah Fox rings out as Judith, the Crouch Enders exult, the tenor Toby Spence sonorously conveys the vacillating king Manasseh and Parry creates sequences of stirring clamour.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Judith by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Sarah Fox (Soprano), Kathryn Rudge (Mezzo Soprano), Toby Spence (Tenor),
Henry Waddington (Baritone)
Conductor:  William Vann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players,  Crouch End Festival Chorus

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