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In the Beginning

In the Beginning

In the Beginning
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Classical
Code
BKD 117
Inlay available for download
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    Scotland's premier vocal ensemble makes its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella music featuring a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings.

    Dunedin Consort made its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella vocal music by America's two most famous 20th century composers: Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. The Dunedin Consort's programme demonstrates the common ground both Copland and Barber shared: in their settings for unaccompanied chorus, each had an instinctive feel for the human voice, a natural gift for word-setting, and a pure style of writing that rarely, if ever, obscured its literary dimension.

    This moving disc features a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings. Aaron Copland's In the beginning, featuring mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce Payne, is beautifully simple with lilting Britten-like polytonality and infectious jazz rhythms and soft hints of blues.