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‘Revoiced’ receives high praise on BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Music from ‘Revoiced’, the new album from Corvus Consort and Ferio Saxophone Quartet, was featured in Saturday’s episode of Record Review on BBC Radio 3, where Andrew McGregor praised it as “strikingly effective”.

The featured track was Owain Park’s Miserere after Allegri, a recomposition of Allegri’s iconic choral work, placing voices and saxophones in dialogue and translating the original music into a rich contemporary soundworld, written specially for Corvus and Ferio. McGregor called it “an intriguing adaptation of the Allegri Miserere”, going on to say “I love the way it’s the sax that steals the limelight on the high notes”.

Alongside Park’s new piece, the album features reworkings of contemporary choral music by Roderick Williams and Sarah Rimkus, and an arrangement of James MacMillan’s Christus vincit by the Consort’s Director, Freddie Crowley, who also produced new transcriptions and arrangements of 13 Baroque and Renaissance works to feature on the album. On Record Review, McGregor gave further praise saying…

“The whole album offers intriguing and effective arrangements of music by Schütz, Gabrieli and Bach … The intimate way the saxophones and voices interweave and blend is strikingly effective.”

Released on 1st July on Chandos Records, ‘Revoiced’ is the Corvus Consort‘s debut recording and the Ferio Saxophone Quartet‘s fourth disc for Chandos.

Click here to listen again to the programme (available until the end of July), with music from 1:30:10, and chat from 1:38:14.

‘Revoiced also featured on BBC Radio 3 Record Review Extra on Sunday 3rd July. Georgia Mann played Corvus and Ferio’s recording of Ave verum corpus re-imagined by Roderick Williams in its new version by the composer for voices and saxophones created specially for this disc. Click here and listen from 2:53:40.

Another BBC Radio 3 appearance for ‘Revoiced’ came on Monday morning, when Lassus Aurora lucis rutilat was played by Georgia Mann on Essential Classics: listen here, starting at 2:00:30.


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