The great purpose of human art, the great end of human study, is to obtain ease, to throw the burden of labour from our own shoulders, and fix it on those of others. (William Cobbett)
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Far from it. A majestic setting by the under-rated Irishman Charles Villiers Stanford of one of the most famour of all hymns, the Te Deum ("We praise thee, O God"), written in the 4th century by an early church father.