Canticles from St Paul's
‘Canticles from St Paul’s’ features five settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, with music from the service of Matins by Malcolm Archer, William Walton and Alec Roth. It’s thrilling to hear much-loved works by Stanford and Walmisley so well sung, together with less familiar pieces by Alan Gray, Michael Tippett and Charles Wood. Andrew Carwood and the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir pay scrupulous attention to the tiniest of details, so that every word and note come across as something precious and sacred. The wonderfully colourful accompaniments of organist Simon Johnson are, by turns, both dramatic and lyrical. This is choral singing at its finest; in every way, listening to this glorious CD is a heavenly experience.