C1934. ARTHUR BLISS Cond. London S.O.: Mêlée fantasque; The World is charged with the grandeur of God; Hymn to Apollo; Adam Zero - Suite; w.RAE WOODLAND: Rout for Orchestra and Soprano; w.JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK: Serenade for Orchestra and Baritone (all Cond. by the Composer). (U.K.) Lyrita 225, recorded 1971, with brochure featuring texts. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 5020926022523
“‘The World is charged with the grandeur of God’ of course sets the famous words by Gerard Manley Hopkins. It is an effective rhetorical and celebratory work for brass ensemble and choir. The music is in three movements of the type at which Bliss was a practised hand. The words were chosen by Peter Pears, the dedicatee.
This is a desirable and remarkably generous collection which must not be overlooked by any serious Bliss enthusiast. It includes some unusual works not accessible elsewhere.”
- Rob Barnett, MusicWebInternational