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Michael Finnissy : Maldon & other choral works

Vocal ensemble EXAUDI makes its CD debut on NMC with a thrillingly intense disc of music by Michael Finnissy. Maldon sets Anglo-Saxon texts of battle for an impressive ensemble of voices, trombones, organ and percussion; other works feature Michael Finnissy as part of a piano duo (in Vertue) and Howard Skempton on accordion (in the setting of Scots poet William MacGonagall's travels, Descriptive Jottings of London)

An enthralling disc... this music grips heart, mind and imagination alike. Finnissy's choral works are essentially an exploration of collective memory, drawing on a rich mixture of influences, sources, evocations and archetypes. EXAUDI are stunning advocates... the soloists are outstanding. This is compulsive listening for admirers of Finnissy, and will win many converts to his music. *****
BBC Music Magazine 2005

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Track ListingTrack TimeMP3
Descriptive Jottings of London4'45
Anima Christi21'17

Composers on this disc

Michael Finnissy