Album: Louth Contemporary Music Society, Path (LCMS)

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World premieres by Arvo Pärt and John Tavener are the main attractions of this anthology, though supporting material by Uzbek, Serbian and Georgian composers is equally engaging, particularly the two movements of Yanovsky's "Chang Music IV", which blend cello glissandi with koto-style pizzicato.

Pärt's Von Angesicht zu Angesicht features a baritone and soprano rendering of Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians, while "Summa" transfers well to guitar quartet. Tavener's "Epistle Of Love" and "Sámaveda" reflect his interest in the diversity of religious musical expression, the former's near-acappella treatment contrasting with the latter's flute and tamboura drone.

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