Some may have heard (accidentally or otherwise) a pleasant young lady on Your Call last week waxing lyrical about Rebecca Clarke, composer and viola player. It is not so well known that RC wrote quite extensively for choirs, and those who are interested to hear this little-known English voice might care to try a CD made by Gonville and Caius of her complete choral output. CD DCA 136.
Rebecca Clarke was a pupil of Stanford, but began experimenting with what was then called 'modalism'. Her harmonic language is IMO most original and arresting. The usual cliche trotted out for lesser-known composers is that 'their music deserves to be better known'. In RC's case, I believe this to be true, and for choirs looking for new repertoire that will be attractive to singers and audiences alike, do give her a try.