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Magnificat - Where late the sweet birds sang - Pizzicato

01 January 2013

On this CD you will discover a heritage rich with emotion that leads us inward, a polyphonic song which, under his coat, austere, and rejects any subterfuge to renounce unnecessary focus on the essential, that is to say the word sacred in all its splendor, without artifice or artifact in his most scathing counting. At the head of all his 'Magnificat', Philip Cave affects eternity in a world that is not of this world. Volutes extend their contrapuntal intricacies in a quiet quasi-static and tends to freeze time and our senses. You float weightless almost sidereal that lulls us to the edge of unconsciousness ...
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