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Finzi & Howells: Mid-Century Masterworks / Adelmann, Phillips, All Saints' Choir


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49307  
Composer:  Gerald FinziHerbert Howells
Performer:  Craig PhillipsAshely HoffmanMichael LichtenauerJay Tuttle,   ... 
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Herbert Howells and Gerald Finzi , like most other British composers of their generation, were eclipsed by the rapid rise to international fame of Benjamin Britten. Additionally, modernist music critics of the 1950s derided Finzi and Howells as mere pastoralist epigones of Ralph Vaughan Williams. In the brave new world that celebrated the highly dissonant twelve-tone music of Elisabeth Lutyens and Humphrey Searle, both Finzi and Howells seemed irrelevant. The development of listener’s taste is a mysterious process, however, and while the music of Lutyens, Searle, and their generation is now rarely performed, that of Finzi and Howells has persisted in the repertory of orchestras, chamber musicians, singers, and, especially choirs. The All Read more Saints’ Choir is the semi-professional choir of All Saints’ Church, Beverly Hills. The Choir specializes in music of the Anglican/American choral traditions, and is equally at home singing the great works of the European Continent, and music of contemporary masters. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Anthems (3), Op. 27: no 2, God is gone up by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Craig Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
2.
Anthems (3), Op. 27: no 3, Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Craig Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Craig Phillips (Organ), Ashely Hoffman (Soprano), Michael Lichtenauer (Tenor),
Jay Tuttle (Baritone)
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946/1947; England 
4.
Requiem by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Michael Lichtenauer (Tenor), Jason Snyder (Baritone), Drea Pressley (Mezzo Soprano),
Eli Gunnell (Tenor), Craig Phillips (Organ), Sarah Parga (Soprano)
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
5.
Te Deum and Jubilate "Collegium Regale" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Craig Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Dale Adelmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  All Saints Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 

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