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Recorded after a memorable Proms UK premiere last year, The Moth Requiem is one of Birtwistle’s most austerely beautiful works. Scored for women’s voices, three harps and alto flute, it movingly pairs Robin Blaser’s poem triggered by a memory of the sounds made by a moth trapped under a piano lid with the hauntingly evocative latin names of moths themselves. The Ring Dance of the Nazarene, featuring a standout contribution from Williams, is similarly striking, as are performances and recording.

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