Music at Clare was

rather amateurish

when I was up.

How things

have changed!

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor (1954-57)
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Imogen Holst Choral Works

Original release date: 2012

Imogen Holst (1907-1984), the daughter of Gustav Holst, has long deserved recognition for her significant body of compositions, written throughout her life. After working as Benjamin Britten's amanuensis (1952-1964), she returned to her own composing. Graham Ross conducts the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and the instrumentalists of The Dmitri Ensemble in these world première recordings of a selection of Holst's choral works ranging from 1927 to 1972, three of which have not been heard since their first performance, together with the first recording of her imaginative and skillful orchestration of Benjamin Britten's Festival Cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, made at Britten's own request.


"Thrilling... A tribute to the superb ensemble singing of the Choir of Clare College under Graham Ross, who has trained with choir with its impeccable ensemble.  Clear, well-defined recording." - Gramophone

"This programme, all of which is new to disc, shows her terrific gift for textured harmony, drama and vocal beauty. Performances and recording are of the hgihest standard, as one might expect."- Classical Music Magazine

"The Choir repsonds skillfully under Graham Ross...admirably committed performances from the Choir of Clare College and The Dmitri Ensemble, in very fine sound."- International Record Review


The Choir of Clare College

The Dmitri Ensemble


Graham Ross | Director

Mass in A minor

  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Credo
  • Sanctus-Osanna-Benedictus-Osanna
  • Agnus Dei

A Hymne to Christ

Three Pslams

  • Psalm 80: Give ear, O shepherd of Israel
  • Psalm 56: Be merciful unto me, O God
  • Pslam 91: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High

Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

  • Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
  • Teignmouth
  • Over the Hill and over the Dale
  • O sorrow
  • Lullaby
  • Shed no tear

Hallo my fancy, whither wilt thou go?

  • Hallo my fancy, whither wilt thou go?

Benjamin Britten, orchestrated by Imogen Holst: Rejoice in the Lamb: A Festival Cantata


"These performances are poised, immaculate." BBC Music Magazine