John Joubert: Choral Music




The Louis Halsey Singers

John Joubert celebrated his 80th birthday on 20 March 2007. To mark the occasion the British Music Society digitally remastered and reissued this 1975 recording for the first time on CD.

1. O Praise God in his Holiness Op.52
2. Three Pro Pace Motets Op.19,32,29
3. How are my Foes Increased, Lord! Op.61
4. Sleep Canticle Op.81
5. Three Hymns to St Oswald Op.74
6. Nowell Op.58


‘…very welcome restoration of vividly truthful recordings dating from 1975…these performances are as convincing as they are dedicated; presentation, too, is admirable…” Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

…”an apt and timely (eightieth) birthday tribute to a very distinguished composer,” Hubert Culot, MusicWeb International

”…Louis Halsey’s deep commitment to Joubert’s music shines through every bar…there are several truly inspirational moments, not least in the Sleep Canticle and the third of the Hymns to St Oswald,” Marc Rochester, International Record Review

”…The Louis Halsey Singers perform all this music with fervour…the composer’s strong personality comes over in every item here,” Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009