English Choral Music


Cambridge University Choir, Timothy Brown

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Cambridge University Chamber Choir performs three twentieth-century English song cycles for mixed choir, including the rarely-recorded A Garland for the Queen. A Garland was composed to commemorate the Queen’s coronation in 1953 by a selection of the finest English composers including Finzi, Bliss, Bax, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Howells and Ireland. The two works by Benjamin Britten, AMDG and Sacred and Profane, are virtuoso show pieces for mixed choir.

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A Garland for the Queen

Bliss – Aubade
Bax – What is it like
Soprano soloist – Ruth Morris
Tippett – Dance, Clarion air
Vaughan Williams – Silence and Music
Lennox Berkeley – Spring at this hour
Ireland – The Hills
Howells – Inheritance
Finzi – White-flowering days
Rawsthorne – Canzonet
Rubbra – Salutation

Britten - A.M.D.G (Ad majorem Dei Gloriam)

Britten - Sacred and Profane 


  1. admin

    ‘The Cambridge choir are a highly assured, well practised body of singers, and make light work of the difficult pieces’
    Gramophone of A Garland for the Queen

  2. admin

    ‘The quality of the performance is second to none, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir being capable of dealing with the various styles and complexities of the programme.’
    Music Web

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