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Beautifully simple in outline and texture, its inoffensive modal flavour and lilting Britten-like polytonality sit easily with infectious jazz rhythms and soft hints of blues. Recitative and antiphonal writing dominates in a work the composer suggested be sung ‘in a gentle manner, like reading a familiar, oft-told story’. Before a performance in 1980 at Brown University, however, Copland told the student singers: ‘Creation was quite a stunt, so make it grand. Don’t be pathetic about it. What happened after creation is an entirely different story!’
from notes by Ken Walton © 2000
|Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Copland: In the beginning; Barber: Agnus Dei|
‘An imaginative and enterprising programme, extremely well sung and recorded’ (Gramophone)
‘An exquisite disc. Indispensable’ (Acoustic Sounds Catalog, USA)» More