“Recreation for the Soul” = BACH: Jesu, der du meine Seele; Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich; Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben – Soloists/Magdalena Consort – Channel Classics
One-to-a-part rules but doesn’t rule here—the performances are excellent despite the anemic forces.
BRITTEN: Winter Words, Op. 52; KENNETH LEIGHTON: earth, sweet earth… [laudes terrae], Op. 94 – James Gilchrist, tenor/ Anna Tilbrook, piano – Linn
Two powerful song cycle about man and nature, one well-known while the other one should be.