The Chamber Choir of Southern Iceland, Hilmar Örn Agnarsson
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The Chamber Choir of Southern Iceland are once again reunited with the music of John Tavener. Back in 2004 they performed many of these pieces at a concert in Iceland with one piece Schouen Hymnen being specially commissioned by the choir. This stunning choral discs brings new recordings of established favourites along with the world premiere of Three Holy Sonnets.
“New recordings of Song for Athene and The Lamb would hardly seem to be very high priorities for anybody these days but when they are sung by an outstanding, rich-toned choir and interspersed with fascinating works...the Tavener connoisseur will certainly sit up and take note.”
“The choir does full justice to Tavener's textures, investing shimmering high passages with a celestial weightlessness and bringing out the richness for lower voices”
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