Holst: The Coming of Christ

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An English Gem, Polished and Revived

The Coming of Christ was commissioned for performance at Canterbury Cathedral in 1928, as a modern Mystery Play. With words by John Masefield and music by Gustav Holst, it was a great success at the time – but has rarely been performed since. This recording, uses an abridged version of the original script, recited by Robert Hardy.

The recording also includes some smaller choral works by Holst that are long-standing favourites in the choir’s repertoire.

HOLST —
The Coming of Christ
Two Psalms (Psalm 86 and Psalm 148)
Nunc Dimittis
I love my Love

Hilary Davan Wetton – Conductor
Robert Hardy – Narrator
City of London Choir
The Holst Orchestra
The Chamber Choir of St Paul’s Girls’ School

Recorded at St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith. Released October 2010 (EM Records CD004)

For further details, please visit the website of EM Records.