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This CD marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Yorkshire-born, though largely Edinburgh-based, Kenneth Leighton, a composer whose music would seem now to be coming back more into circulation some 30 years after his death. Duncan Ferguson and his forces of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, do the composer proud on this well-programmed and beautifully executed CD. Including Leighton’s earliest and last pieces for a cappella choir, three exquisite Christmas carols and a brace of longer pieces – Crucifixus Pro Nobis and Missa Sancti Petri – Ferguson has delivered a timely tribute to this fine composer, in music that is never less than well-crafted and often inspired.

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