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Music Review: Stile Antico – ‘In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile’

stile antico

The latest album from the celebrated English early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico, 'In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile,' is a beautiful sequence with works by John Dowland, William Byrd, and their contemporaries – and a decidedly melancholy affair.

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Music Reviews: Vox Clamantis – ‘Sacrum Convivium’; The Crossing – ‘Zealot Canticles’ by Lansing McLoskey

Vox Clamantis choir

The monks retreated behind stone walls to chant their devotions. Composer Lansing McLoskey stands in the agora with his choral music on writings by Wole Soyinka.

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Concert Review: MasterVoices – ‘The Saint John Passion’ by Bach at Carnegie Hall (NYC 9 Feb 2017)

The soloists shone both separately and in concert, as if distilling the work of the huge chorus behind them. I didn't want the penultimate piece, "O Sleep," sung by the chorus and then the soloists in counterpoint, to end.

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Music Review: Stile Antico – ‘Sing With the Voice of Melody,’ Early Music Polyphony Choir’s 10th Anniversary Favorites

While the English choir applies a constant smooth tonality to its performances, these can still feel fresh, the centuries-old music almost as much as the recent.

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