RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Sancta Civitas for Baritone, Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra, Dona nobis pacem for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 05L076
Description: Completed in 1925, Sancta Civitas sets texts from the Book of Revelation (in English) and depicts the battle between good and evil. Austere in its quiet moments, thrilling in the louder ones with some effective use of polytonality, it makes a good companion to the much better known, admonitory Dona nobis pacem from 1936. Texts available on-line. Christina Pier (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), The Bach Choir, Winchester Cathedral Choristers and Quiristers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; David Hill.