The disc ends with Artyomov’s setting (1994, rev. 2012) of the Hymn of the Order of St. John, Malta. Barely three minutes long, Ave, Crux Alba is the most immediately impressive work on these two CDs. Artyomov has created a strong and noble melody for the chorus, and dressed it in splendid orchestral garb. “Wrong” notes and harmonies intensify the emotional impact. In concert, this would get a standing ovation. It wouldn’t be bad at the end of the Hollywood movie, either. The chorus is solid as a rock.
RT @RobFokkens Luis Tinoco's programme on my chamber music broadcast on Portuguese classical music station Antena 2 is available here: rtp.pt/play/p285/geo… The programme's archive is well worth an explore! @ComposersEd @cardiffunimusic @DivineArtRecord
RT @heather_roche On last night's #LateJunction, there was some @fantasticdrfox on the ol' contrabass clarinet. honkhonk. honkhonkhonk. honk. (And lots of other good stuff as well!) bbc.co.uk/programmes… @BBCRadio3