WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

David Hill

“The problems for the engineers must have been daunting, for the reverberation time is formidably long, yet thanks to brilliant balancing there is ample detail and fine focus in exceptionally incisive choral and orchestral sound. The great benefit is that this emerges as a performance on a bigger scale than its rivals, with the contrasts between full chorus and semi-chorus the more sharply established. The vividly dramatic soloist is Bryn Terfel, pointing the words as no one else ever has in my experience.”
Gramophone

William Walton 1809-1847
[1]-[10] Belshazzar’s Feast* 36:14

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[11] Coronation Te Deum 10:30

Sir Hubert Parry 1848-1918
[12] I was glad 7:24
[13] Blest Pair of Sirens 10:44
[14] Jerusalem 2:51

Bryn Terfel* bass-baritone
Choir of Winchester Vathedral
Waynflete Singers
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
David Hill
recorded 1995, 1990

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