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Reconstructed music from
the Celtic church -
heard by
PAUL SARCICH

'... immaculate in execution ...'

In Praise of Saint Columba - The Sound World of the Celtic Church. © 2014 Delphian Records Ltd

This disc is perhaps best described as a work of speculative musical archaeology. How does one go about recreating music for which there is no surviving aural evidence? Or much written evidence for that matter. In a booklet which includes all the texts and translations, ten pages by choral director Geoffrey Webber and piper and scholar Barnaby Brown succinctly give a complete background to the whole project, whose focus is on seventh century hymns from Iona, tenth century chants from Irish foundations in Switzerland, and fourteenth century antiphons from Inchcolm Abbey in the Firth of Forth; but also manages to include influences from Sardinia, the Outer Hebrides, Germany, Spain and Wales...

Copyright © 15 April 2015 Paul Sarcich,
London UK

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IN PRAISE OF SAINT COLUMBA

SWITZERLAND

CHORAL MUSIC

EARLY MUSIC

GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE

CAMBRIDGE

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

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