For Your Listening Pleasure - Gerald Finzi Magnificat

Gerald Finzi Magnificat

Richard Hickox

Richard Hickox, Decca 468 807-2

For a version of Finzi's Magnificat with orchestra accompaniment, there is a fine 1978 performance with Richard Hickox conducting the City of London Sinfonia, and believe it or not, an unidentified choir on Decca (468 807-2). The performance is part of a 2-CD set that includes several of Finzi’s larger-scale works including his In terra pax, Dies natalis, For St Cecilia, Romance for string orchestra, and the song cycles Earth and air and rain, and Let us garlands bring. Again, it’s out of print, but there are 3rd party vendors that still have it available via amazon.com.