The Light of the World (complete recording)


“The Light of the World . . . emerges after many decades of unjust neglect as a splendidly distinctive, unstuffy achievement, brimful of captivating melodic charm, communicative flair and technical confidence, always displaying an enviably sure dramatic instinct. . . . No praise can be too high for the present big-hearted revival. John Andrews directs proceedings with the utmost care and infectious conviction, and elicits ideally fervent and polished results from his assembled choral and orchestral forces. . . . The SACD sound is superb . . . Dutton’s copious presentation is a model of its kind . . . outstandingly thoughtful essays by Martin Yates and Ian Bradley. Plaudits to everyone involved with this enterprising release.(Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone)
this is an accomplished, moving and dramatic work that deserves to get a wide audience.” (Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill blog)


Natalya Romoniw (soprano); Eleanor Dennis (soprano); Kitty Whately (contralto); Robert Murray (tenor); Ben McAteer (baritone); Neal Davies (bass); BBC Symphony Chorus (chorus master Gavin Carr) ; Kinder Children’s Choir (choir conductor Joyce Ellis); BBC Concert Orchestra; John Andrews (conductor).

2 CD set
Duration: 73:53(CD 1) 72:20 (CD 2)
Price: £23.50
Label: Dutton Epoch
Number: 2CDLX 7356
Released: 2018

Additional information

Weight 0.136 kg
Dimensions 14.5 × 13 × 1 cm