Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:10 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66784
Some composers really deserve their reputation as artists whose fame rests on a single work, but with Holst the popularity of The Planets really has obscured the large quantity of good music he wrote in other forms. Part of the problem also stemmed from his daughter, Imogene, who was severely critical of her father's work and whose baleful influence persists to this day. These three choral ballets contain a large measure of delightful and wholly characteristic music. It's crime that we have had to wait until now for a complete recording of them, and fortunately these performances make a strong case for many more.