New from Hyperion
The Choir of Westminster Abbey sings music by Sir Hubert Parry
including three brand new Ives arrangements
I was glad, Hear my words, Coronation Te Deum
for brass (3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, bass tbn, tuba), timp and organ
Scores and parts available on request
The work that truly sends shivers up and down the spine is I was glad. A stirring, vibrant, awesome majesty of sound, enhanced by both organ and Onyx Brass.
I was glad is hugely expansive and majestic. Its grandeur enhanced by its use of Grayston Ives' arrangement. It's difficult to resist the spine-tingling monumentalism of the performance.
BBC Music Magazine
The sheer thrill of the aural spectacle - this is pomp and circumstance writ large.
This mouth-watering programme has the added attraction of new brass arrangements by Grayston Ives. The Abbey's generous resonance is well captured - listeners can enjoy the dignity and grandeur of the sounds of the choir, organ and brass, ringing around the historic spaces.
A highly rewarding release of the highest quality. A big, bold sound, the arrangements emphasising the splendour.
Audiophile Audition USA
Hugely impressive. Crank up the volume, but make sure the neighbours are out. Better still, invite them round to listen.
BBC Radio 3: CD Review