Reflections on classical music, recordings and performances
Argo Pärt (b.1935): The Deer’s Cry
T S Eliot (1888-1965): Here let us stand, from Murder in the Cathedral
Josquin des Prez (c.1450/1455-152): O Virgo prudentissima
Arvo Pärt (b.1935): Da pacem Domine
T S Eliot (1888-1965): Does the bird sing in the south?, from Murder in the Cathedral
John Sheppard (c.1515-1558): Libera nos I
Josquin des Prez (c.1450/1455-1521): Pater noster, Ave Maria
Argo Pärt (b.1935): Morning Star
T S Eliot (1888-1965): We praise thee, O God, from Murder in the Cathedral
Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611): Litaniae Beatae Mariae
William Byrd (1543-1623): Mass for Four Voices, Agnus Dei
'Christophers judged the pace of Pärt’s pieces well ... and the rich lower voices provided firm grounding throughout'.
'The emotional highpoint, with its low bass cantus firmus underpinning the glorious soaring and falling sopranos'.
'Beautifully performed here by a solo quartet, this was a perfect, intimate and reflective conclusion'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.