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The Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams unsurprisingly form the centrepiece of this selection, but the result of surrounding them with settings of Herbert’s poetry by other composers is a very satisfying disc. William Walton’s Let all the world makes a refreshing opening and works by Judith Bingham, Alec Roth, Barry Ferguson and Benjamin Britten are among the highlights. The Vaughan Williams sequence is distinguished by baritone solos from Richard Hooper and the inimitable colours of Salisbury’s Willis organ. We are not told whether boys, girls or all the choristers are singing on individual tracks, but their lovely, luminous sound is another distinguishing feature.

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