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Trevor Weston’s choral output spans the secular and the sacred with musical influences drawn from past and present to clothe texts ancient and modern in an often soft-grained luminosity. Eclectic, certainly, but beguilingly so. The organ-accompanied Magnificat & Nunc dimittis owe a debt to Herbert Howells; Truth Tones blends Hildegard of Bingen’s floating vocal lines, with resonant cello accompaniment à la Morton Feldman and cantus firmus in the alto voices; the four-part Ma’at Musings pairs ancient Egyptian texts with African-tinged percussion and Hip-Hop accents; and the polyphonic Messe Ancienne and a cappella 9/11 tribute Ashes are the products of a modern, nuanced and graceful voice. These are committed performances from the amateur forces under Julian Wachner’s direction, and excellent sound.

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