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It is a setting of some joyful lines from Psalm 81, evoking musical instruments and especially the trumpet. I used to be a trumpeter myself and I try here to fuse the sound of the brassy fanfare into a purely choral sound, unaccompanied and full of extrovert and bold figures and passagework.
from notes by Signum Classics © 2019
|MacMillan: One equal music & other choral works|
Beginning with the blazing choral fanfare ‘Blow the trumpet in the new moon’, this programme explores the spiritual and secular texts that have influenced MacMillan over the years, and includes his monumental setting of the Miserere.» More