From Elgar's Part Songs (1904) to one of Britten's very last works, Sacred and Profane (1975), here are some of the most
beautiful and best-loved pieces in the English a capella repertory, many of them rarely recorded. All the composers here
show the instinctive response to poetry, be it Shakespeare, Tennyson or Auden, so characteristic of the English tradition.
This title was released for the first time in 2002.