Angelus; Trio; Interlude and Paean
The reissue of four pieces by Norman Cocker, celebrated organist of Manchester Cathedral in the inter-war period, further extends Stainer & Bell's library of English Cathedral music that also includes the complete solo works of Basil Harwood and pieces by Darke, Hollins and Bairstow. Detailed registrations by Henry Ley, himself a noted performer and Music Director of Eton College from 1926 to 1945, are of historical interest. Angelus, Trio and Interlude offer episodes of quiet reflection. Paean breaks the mood with flowing, euphonious counterpoint in ceremonial style.