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Directed by Paul Spicer
This is another exemplary addition to the Finzi Singers' ever-expanding discography. The earliest offerings here include 'Even Such Is Time,' an unpublished effort from 1913, and spans all the way to 1970, with 'and Thee I Will Love,' a heartfelt setting from 1970 with words by Robert Bridges, 'commemorating the massacre of the monks of the Abbey of Medehamstede - now Peterborough Cathedral - in AD 870'. As we have now come to expect from this partnership on record, these are splendidly fervent, finely disciplined performances (one readily forgives the occasional raw sonority from the sopranos). Excellent Chandos engineering, too. A hearty recommendation.