Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Charles Harrison (organ), Aric Prentice (conductor)
Spiritually at home in the liturgy and fine choirs of High Church Anglicanism, John Ireland wrote much-loved hymns and carols throughout his life. A fluent Edwardian style can be heard in earlier works such as the Stanford-influenced Te Deum and the Communion Service. The anthem Greater Love Hath No Man took on affecting resonance when sung during memorial services during the First World War, and the ravishing Ex Ore Innocentium movingly responds to the agony of the Crucifixion in a rich, post-romantic musical language.
Ireland Te Deum in F, Benedictus, Communion Service in C, My Song Is Love Unknown, Elegiac Romance (organ solo), Evening Service in C, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (Sampford), Four Unaccompanied Carols, Greater Love Hath No Man, I Am Trusting (Eastergate), Ex Ore Innocentium, Capriccio (organ solo), Island Praise, Evening Service in F
Running Time: 1 hr 17 min