Walton: Coronation Te Deum, Etc / Layton, Polyphony, Et Al

Release Date: 7/1/2002
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: CDA67330
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Wallace Collection, Polyphony
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
'Every generation delivers an outstanding talent with the vision and commitment necessary to produce refreshingly individual, totally convincing interpretations. Stephen Layton's readings of Walton's choral music on this tremendous disc are without equal, supported by the high-octane, stylish singing of Polyphony and one of the finest recorded sounds I've heard for years. Layton sets a stately speed for the Coronation Te Deum, although the crisp brass fanfares of the Wallace Collection and articulate work from the choir convey a rare energy and exuberance. Buy it!' (Classic FM Magazine) 'An outstanding collection' (Gramophone) 'Performances are vibrant and energetic, and attack the scrunchy harmonies with complete accuracy' (BBC Music Magazine) 'What a splendid work it is, especially when sung with the verve brought to it by Stephen Layton's choir Polyphony' (Sunday Telegraph) 'From fanfare to finale this is a very fine and fitting centenary compilation indeed' (Organists' Review) 'a wonderfully refreshing interpretation' (The Observer) 'A great collection and an absolute winner' (Cathedral Music) 'On trouve chez Layton, avec des choeurs d'une beauté et d'une précision étonnantes, un surcroît de chaleur et d'investissement, ce qui place ce disque en tête de la discographie' (Répertoire, France) 'This sterling collection should win Walton's choral music many new fans' (American Record Guide) 'For Waltonians, this is a compulsory purchase' (HMV Choice)
Works on This Recording
1. Coronation Te Deum by Sir William Walton
Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony, The Wallace Collection
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952-1953 ; England
2. A Queen's Fanfare by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Wallace Collection
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; England
3. A Litany by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916/1930 ; England
4. Magnificat by Sir William Walton
Performer: Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano), Giles Underwood (Bass), Jonathan Arnold (Bass), James Vivian (Organ), Simon Wall (Tenor), David Gould (Alto), Ian Aitkenhead (Alto)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; England
5. Nunc dimittis by Sir William Walton
Performer: James Vivian (Organ), Colin Campbell (Bass)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; England
6. Missa brevis by Sir William Walton
Performer: Amy Haworth (Soprano), Jonathan Arnold (Bass), Simon Wall (Tenor), Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor), Ruth Massey (Alto), David Gould (Alto), Cecilia Osmond (Soprano), Libby Crabtree (Soprano), James Vivian (Organ), Emily Benson (Soprano), Emma Preston-Dunlop (Soprano), Kim Porter (Alto), Keith [Classical] Roberts (Alto)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966 ; England
7. Cantico del sole by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1974 ; England
8. Make we joy now in this fest by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; England
9. King Herod and the cock by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; England
10. All this time by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1970 ; England
11. What cheer by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; England
12. The Twelve by Sir William Walton
Performer: Andrew Rupp (Bass), Cecilia Osmond (Soprano), Emma Preston-Dunlop (Soprano), Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano), James Vivian (Organ), Libby Crabtree (Soprano), Edward Lyon (Tenor), Colin Campbell (Bass), Ian Aitkenhead (Alto)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1965 ; England
13. Set me as a seal upon thine heart by Sir William Walton
Performer: Simon Wall (Tenor), Emma Preston-Dunlop (Soprano)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; England
14. Where does the uttered music go? by Sir William Walton
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
15. Jubilate Deo by Sir William Walton
Performer: Simon Wall (Tenor), Emma Preston-Dunlop (Soprano), Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano), Andrew Rupp (Bass), James Vivian (Organ), Ian Aitkenhead (Alto)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; England
16. Antiphon by Sir William Walton
Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony, The Wallace Collection
Period: 20th Century
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