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WILLIAMSON: Choral Music

Composer(s):Williamson, Malcolm
Artist(s) Cook, Kathryn, alto • Joyful Company of Singers, Choir • Broadbent, Peter, Conductor
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular
Catalogue 8.557783
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Peter Broadbent here conducts his fine choir, the Joyful Company of Singers, in well-chosen selection of the a capella choral music of Malcholm Williamson, much of it inspired by his native Australian, as well as by his Catholic faith. The writing is characteristically fluent and attractive, with one of the major items providing a fine contrast with the other works, the choral suite from the opera inspired by a book of Edith Sitwell, English Eccentrics. Although Williamson enjoyed much success in the 1960s, his reputation as Master of the Queen’s Music in 1975. The Requiem for a Tribe Brother (1992) is electric and uneven, but the eloquent early Symphony for Voices is alone worth the modest price of the disc. The sound is eminently satisfactory;



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