James Wallace’s setting of the evening service is highly reminiscent of the early 20th-century masters Stanford and Wood, with equal gifts of melody and text setting. The voice parts are written with great melodic interest and are a joy to sing. The organ part is a model of discretion and support, and contributes ot the total effect. Many vocal passages are in unison, aiding the learning process. Those looking for a fresh expression of these beloved canticles will find one here in James Wallaces’ most satisfying setting.