Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Chamber Choir of London & Dominic Ellis-Peckham in James MacMillan

James MacMillan - Kyrie from Missa Brevis - Chamber CHoir of London
Dominic Peckham and the Chamber Choir of London have released the latest of their singles, this time the 'Kyrie' from James MacMillan's early Missa Brevis. MacMillan wrote the mass when he was 17, and only released it 30 years later. The 'Kyrie' seems clearly influenced by the Palestrina the composer was singing at the time, along with a hint of the opening of RVW's Mass.

The choir bringings a typical combination of clarity and strength to the performance, with a fine sense of line and a lovely clear demonstration of the purity of the polyphony.

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