"There never was a spirit in the world that would insult where it dared, but it would creep and cringe where it dared not." (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.