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O magnum misterium: Twentieth-century carols

O magnum misterium:  Twentieth-century carols

Polyphony, Stephen Layton

This disc brings together some of the best examples from the English carol revival, a genre which had largely fallen from favour in the three centuries before our own. Works by Warlock, Howells and their contemporaries sit ideally alongside contemplative chant from the medieval tradition at Salisbury, in its time as quintessentially English as the twenty-two twentieth-century carols here so crisply performed by the exciting group Polyphony.

“These are superlative performances, beautifully recorded. A first-rate production.” (Organists Review, 2005)

Label: Hyperion

Release date: 1996

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