Thursday , June 30 2022

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Concert Review (NYC): ‘Handel & Hanukkah’ – Clarion Choir and Clarion Orchestra Perform ‘Judas Maccabeus’ and More, 1 December 2021

clarion choir clarion orchestra handel hanukkah 2021

There's more to Handel and the holidays than the 'Messiah.' A suite from his oratorio 'Judas Maccabeus' featured original instruments and superb soloists.

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Music Reviews: Renaissance Choral Music from Cupertinos – ‘Duarte Lobo: Masses’ and Tallis Scholars: ‘Josquin Masses’

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New recordings of Renaissance choral music for the holiday season include Christmas Masses by Josquin and never-before-recorded works by Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo.

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Music Reviews: Teddy Thompson, Bessie Jones, Joe Ely, G.F. Patrick, Gravel & Grace – and an Elliott Murphy Film

Teddy Thompson's first solo album since 2016 is a winner. Plus, a stirring release from the Alan Lomax archives; new CDs from Joe Ely, G.F. Patrick, and Gravel & Grace; and an Elliott Murphy movie.

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Music Review: Cappella Romana – ‘The Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia’ (CD + Blu-ray)

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This remarkable new recording from the choir Cappella Romana uses digital processing to recreate Byzantine chant as worshipers in Hagia Sophia would have heard it.

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