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Sterling Work

Choral music by
Imogen Holst -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a notable and much overdue act of piety.'

Imogen Holst Choral Works; Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb. Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. © 2012 harmonia mundi usa

'Imo' in person was always heroic, magnificent, and slightly absurd, as can readily be seen from the photo on the front of this CD. Inevitably she matured in the shadow of her father, and she later submerged her own gifts by becoming amanuensis to Benjamin Britten for a good dozen years. Her sterling work at Aldeburgh can be sampled here in the orchestration she made of the Festival Cantata Britten wrote for a Northampton church with only organ accompaniment. She was determined to rejoice in style with orchestra reinforced by clicking castanets and flamboyant tambourine...

Copyright © 26 November 2013 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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IMOGEN HOLST CHORAL WORKS

IMOGEN HOLST

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

HARMONIA MUNDI

CHORAL MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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