Sacred music by
Jonathan Harvey -
'... beautifully executed and recorded ...'
One of England's foremost composers of the second half of the twentieth century, Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) is still hovering on the edge of recognition. So this disc is not only timely but essential, not only for admirers of Harvey's work, but for all those that harbor an interest in contemporary sacred music. Many critics find his pieces difficult to come to terms with, but despite stretching Anglican church music in a way not seen since Tippett's 1961 Evening Canticles, Harvey has remained consistently faithful to his call, and it is only recently that his choral mastery is starting to emerge...
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