Gregory Rose (b. 1948) absorbed the English choral tradition from his father, the Oxford conductor and composer Bernard Rose, expanding that inheritance with the techniques of European and American modernism, acquired in part during his own conducting career. This conspectus of over four decades of choral music presents a vivid combination of original compositions and agreeable arrangements, sung here with exultant virtuosity by one of Europe's leading choirs, conducted by Gregory Rose himself. Gregory Rose has been composing since the late 1960s, his catalogue including nearly twenty settings of the Mass. His music-theatre work Danse macabre, completed in 2011 and released on Toccata Classics was described by one reviewer as 'an absorbing musical masterpiece.' He has worked with orchestras, ensembles, and choirs throughout Europe and the Far East, particularly in Romantic and contemporary repertoire, and he has conducted hundreds of careers.