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Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912) [12 mins]
Hodie (This Day)** (1954) [60 mins]

Janice Watson; Peter Hoare; Stephen Gadd; Guildford Choral Society; St Catherine’s School Middle Chamber Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Hilary Davan Wetton

NAXOS 8.570439 [rec. Cadogan Hall, London January, 2007. Texts available online only]

I might be not the only music review editor who does not welcome the flood of Christmassy offerings unreservedly...

This one of early and late RVW though I have enjoyed. I like Hodie, though cannot really disagree with Brian Wilson that it has its longuers and less sparkling pages.

I find this recording generally satisfactory, but don't have others for comparison. With seasonal time pressures upon us already, I prefer to guide you to our colleague's very thorough, indeed comprehensive review on musicweb-international.
Happy Christmas !

Peter Grahame Woolf