"The sudden death of Richard Hickox in November 2008 robbed the world of a most vital, industrious, and energising musician, whose discographical legacy remains a treasure trove of the record catalogue. With the Richard Hickox Legacy we wish to express our gratitude to and appreciation of this great musical artist.
Richard Hickox brought these two neglected works into the record catalogue to much critical acclaim. In an Editor's Choice review in 1996 – the year of its release – Gramophone stated: 'Hickox's performance has great bloom and spaciousness. Typical of Chandos, the recording is bright and clear, tonally beyond reproach and with just the right balance between choir and orchestra."