Great is the Lord


The prestigious Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London, returns to its prime vocation with music from the liturgical choir tradition: gems covering almost 400 years of British music, from Purcell to Britten (the enchanting Rejoice in the Lamb), via John Ireland, Gustav Holst and others. With harmonies that sometimes create a feeling of unreality, expression moving between the grandiose and the mysterious, and an atmosphere that is truly captivating.


1. Hubert Parry I was glad
2. Edgar Bainton And I saw a new heaven
Charles Villiers Stanford Three motets, op.38
3. Justorum animae
4. Coelos ascendit hodie
5. Beati quorum via
6. Edward Elgar Great is the Lord, op.67
7. James MacMillan Emitte lucem tuam
8. John Ireland Greater love hath no man
9. William Walton Set me as a seal upon thine heart
10. Henry Purcell Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135
11. Herbert Howells Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
12. Benjamin Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, op.30
13. Gustav Holst Nunc dimittis, H127