In the Beginning | Linn BKD117

In the Beginning


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Label: Linn

Cat No: BKD117

Barcode: 0691062011730

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th November 2014



Dunedin Consort made its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella vocal music by America's two most famous 20th century composers: Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber.

Originally released in 2001, ĎIn the beginningí has been re-issued as part of Linnís Echo series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the labelís award-winning catalogue.

The Dunedin Consortís programme demonstrates the common ground both Copland and Barber shared: in their settings for unaccompanied chorus, each had an instinctive feel for the human voice, a natural gift for word-setting, and a pure style of writing that rarely, if ever, obscured its literary dimension.

This moving disc features a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings.

Aaron Coplandís In the beginning, featuring mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce Payne, is beautifully simple with lilting Britten-like polytonality and infectious jazz rhythms and soft hints of blues.

Winners of two Gramophone Awards, the Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as one of the finest period performance choirs around, receiving praise for the natural style of its soloists and renown for the virtuosity of its singers.

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