The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chrysalid Requiem

A challenging a cappella work that defies the hegemony of equal temperament. If you do buy this recording, the singers are not out of tune. Keep listening, and the music will do its work on you.

My only qualm is why he had to set the Requiem Mass. This does not have the feel of a Requiem Mass, and while some "classical" settings can be used liturgically (Mozart, to some extent, and Faure definitely), others (Verdi, Berlioz, etc.) cannot. This is definitely one of the latter. Still to be rcommended, though.

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