Notes and Editorial Reviews
"It is a joy to come across such a powerful expression of faith—in humanity as well as God—written in our own time that utterly eschews barbed wire and avant-garde self-consciousness, producing writing which is real and genuinely inspired.
The music is immediately communicative, deeply felt and without a single facile bar. Although, of course, there is much else besides, the structure has at its core a principal motif, a real tune, which continually re-creates itself throughout the work at key moments. The first three minutes of the Kyrie should convince anyone of the dazzling power of Lloyd's inspiration. It bubbles with creative energy...
This, in my view, is one of the finest pieces of English choral writing of the twentieth
century. Listening to it in the composer's electrically intense performance, so realistically reproduced, is a very moving experience...After one or two hearings you won't be able to stop humming that main theme."
Ivan March. THE GRAMOPHONE
Works on This Recording
A Symphonic Mass by George Lloyd
Brighton Festival Chorus,
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993; England
Date of Recording: 06/1993
Venue: Guildhall, Southampton
Length: 60 Minutes 50 Secs.
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