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Choral music by
William Averitt -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... the depth of sound is rich and satisfying, and the performances solid.'

William Averitt: The Deepness of the Blue. Three choral cycles on poems by Langston Hughes. © 2015 MSR Classics

I hadn't previously heard of composer William Averitt (born 1948) or poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967), and I am not particularly familiar with the genre of choir with piano 4 hands. This was quite an exciting disk, however, and has a lot to recommend it. You will need to select your listening volume carefully, though, as there are times, particularly in the first cycle, where I felt that the music was a little too closely recorded, with levels a little high at times. This seems to be less of a problem with the following two cycles...

Copyright © 15 May 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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WILLIAM AVERITT: THE DEEPNESS OF THE BLUE

MSR CLASSICS

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