"A pretty pack of would-be wits, we who censure without knowledge, laugh without reason, and are most noisy and loud against things we know least of!" (Samuel Richardson)
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.