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SWAYNE, G.: Stabat mater / The silent land / Magnificat I / Ave verum corpus (Wallfisch, Dmitri Ensemble, G. Ross)

Composer(s):Swayne, GilesTraditional
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical MusicWorld
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular • World
Catalogue 8.572595
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 


The four pieces on this disc span three decades of Giles Swayne’s choral music, their striking echoes of Latin plainchant, Tudor polyphony and traditional African music providing contrasting and complementary strands characteristic of this much-travelled composer. Magnificat I draws on the music of the Senegalese Jola people and the Ba-Benezele of the Congo. Swayne’s moving threnody, The silent land, scored for 40-part chorus and solo cello, combines words from the Requiem Mass and Christina Rossetti’s poetry, while Stabat mater is dedicated to the grieving mothers of Israel and Palestine.


   




Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

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Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,February 2013

Swayne’s [Magnificat] contains complex, robust and exuberant choral writing which is delivered superbly here…

The music [of Sabat Mater] is often searingly intense and the performance it receives here is similarly intense. The singing has tremendous conviction and the four soloists sing their roles ardently…The performance of this testing piece generates genuine and consistent tension and this is a piece to which I expect to return.

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