TITLE

John McCabe's Psalm-Cantata St John's, Smith Square

AUTHOR(S)
Conway, Paul
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Tempo;Jan2014, Vol. 68 Issue 267, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Entertainment Review
ABSTRACT
John McCabe is most closely associated with large-scale orchestral statements, notably in concertante and symphonic forms and in ballet scores, yet chamber and instrumental music has recently played an increasingly significant role within his oeuvre. Of his vocal music, unaccompanied choral works such as the carols have attracted most attention, whilst his major contributions to the choral-orchestral repertoire, such as the large-scale cantata, Voyage (1972) and the extended song cycle for soloists, choir and large orchestra, Songs of the Garden (both Three Choirs Festival commissions, for 1972 and 2009, respectively), are considerably less widely known. It was with keen anticipation and no little curiosity, then, that I attended the first performance of McCabe's latest work for chorus and orchestra on 16 March 2013 at St John's, Smith Square.
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93450652

 

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