“This second disc by high-class chamber-choir newcomers Ora draws together a varied but effortlessly coherent programme...Everything here is heard to best advantage, thanks to the choir’s clean, supple singing under Suzi Digby’s direction.”- Erica Jeal, The Guardian, October 2016 **** 4 Stars
Themed around the divisive figure of Girolamo Savonarola, prophet, republican, heretic and firebrand, this album is bookended by Allegri's iconic Miserere and MacMillan’s modern masterpiece based on the same text. Savonarola’s text in response to the Miserere, Infelix Ego stands at the core of the album. Firstly in the famous setting by the ‘Father of English Musick’ William Byrd and then in Ēriks Ešenvalds’ reflection, commissioned by ORA.
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