GRANVILLE BANTOCK (1868-1946): The Golden Journey to Samarkand, A Pageant of Human Life, 3 Choruses for Male Voices, They that go down to the sea in ships, In the silent west, Coronach, One with eyes the fairest, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Mermaid's Croon, The Happy Isle, Requiem, The Isles of Greece, Darest thou now, O soul.
Catalogue Number: 07M076
Description: His orchestral œuvre done credit now by Hyperion, there is almost nothing of Bantock's significant batch of choral music available anywhere, making this 78-minute release valuable for Anglophile choral collectors. Often richly chromatic and dramatically colorful, these secular works can be seen as just another side of the fascination with Celtic lore, "Oriental" exoticism, mysticism and metaphysical texts, setting such authors as Whitman, Aeschylus, Browning, Yeats, Shelley, Walter Scott, Byron and Robert Louis Stevenson. Texts included. Saint Louis Chamber Chorus; Philip Barnes.