Obsessive Choral with Nico Muhly

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  • Extreme Simplicity and Extreme Complexity

    Today, Benjamin Britten and other 20th Century luminaries. Is there anything better than his Te Deum in C? If you can make it through "...whom that hast redeemed with thy precious bl... Sep 17, 2010

    Extreme Simplicity and Extreme Complexity
  • Howells and Stanford

    I live for cheesy mid-century choral music. Today: Herbert Howells and Charles Villiers Stanford. Sep 16, 2010

    Howells and Stanford
  • Purcell, Blow and Contemporaries

    Today, Henry Purcell and John Blow! Purcell is, I think, the last composer who was allowed to write such unstructured music; his long verse anthems and Te Deum are abstract, meanderin... Sep 15, 2010

    Purcell, Blow and Contemporaries
  • Tudor and Jacobian Music

    Choral music is my first love. Even though my voice broke in 1994, I still return to the emotional landscapes of Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Howells and Britten as a sort of home base for ... Sep 14, 2010

    Tudor and Jacobian Music