Hickox conducts all this music with total commitment and it is beautifully played and recorded.
Gramophone on Vol. 1 CHAN 9243
Following on from his well-received recordings of Dyson’s Canterbury Pilgrims and Quo vadis?, Richard Hickox again reminds us of his unrivalled mastery in the British choral-orchestral repertoire, particularly in terms of balance and pace. The two soloists Mark Padmore as a herald and Neal Davis as Nebuchadnezzar, bring character to the performance, but it’s the excellent BBC Symphony Chorus that drives the narrative with its incisive singing.
BBC Music Magazine
This very agreeable collection is an excellent addition to the Dyson recordings that Chandos has sponsored and is very well recorded.
The sound throughout is splendid.
International Record Review on Vol. 1 CHAN 9243
A fine showcase of a melodically gifted and subtle English composer of film scores.
Gramophone on Vol. 2 CHAN 9959
Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic do a grand job with this music, eagerly piling spectacle upon spectacle.
Fanfare on Vol. 2 CHAN 9959
Like the second volume in this series, this is a beautifully produced compendium of William Alwyn scores, played to perfection by Gamba and the BBC virtuosos, and captured in resplendent sonics. Again Philip Lane gets high marks for his work reconstructing and arranging the scores for concert performance.
American Record Guide
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