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Conspirare Deftly Navigates Joby Talbot's Ambitious 'Path of Miracles'

Monday, May 18, 2015

The spiritually and physically demanding are the source of British composer Joby Talbot’s rousing Path of Miracles, exquisitely realized by Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson.
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