Lest We Forget


In the centenary year of the Armistice of 1918, thoughts turn to the great human cost of the First World War and many subsequent armed conflicts. Released in support of the charity Combat Stress, this commemorative recording explores the themes associated with human conflict. The programme brings together texts and music pointing to the frailty that leads to the violence of war, but also to triumphs of the human spirit that so often arise from situations of the deepest desolation.

The Choir of Chichester Cathedral are led by Charles Harrison in this collection of works by composers affected by the Great War, including Stanford, Bainton, Ireland, Howells, Parry and Elgar.

Such understated yet beautifully moulded singingGramophone

No other collection matches this – MusicWeb International

Lest We Forget brings together eloquent pieces of music and text that reach remarkable depths of musical and artistic expression that still resonate in the modern dayChichester Observer

Both singing and playing are first class within the clear acoustic of Chichester Cathedral – Cross Rhythms

Farrington’s imaginative re-working of the orchestral score for organ should win it many devotees, especially in this fine performance – Planet Hugill

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The Choir of Chichester Cathedral

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn

Charles Harrison conductor

RELEASE DATE: 09/11/2018


BARCODE: 635212056226

1. For lo, I raise up, Op. 145 Charles Villiers Stanford

2. And I saw a new heaven Edgar Bainton

3. Crossing the bar Hubert Parry

4. Greater love hath no man John Ireland

5. Rhapsody No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 17 Herbert Howells

6. The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended Clement C. Scholefield

7. We will remember them Edward Elgar

8. There is an old belief Hubert Parry

9. Turn back O Man, Op. 36a No. 2 Gustav Holst

10. Verdun, from Sonata No. 2 ‘Eroica’ Charles Villiers Stanford

11. So they gave their bodies Peter Aston

12. I vow to thee, my country Gustav Holst

13. Te Deum in F John Ireland

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