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American Polyphony

American Polyphony

Polyphony, Stephen Layton

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.

BBC Music Magazine's Recording of the Month
Presto Classical Disc of the Week

“Incandescent choral glory – Polyphony is revelatory in American repertoire” (BBC Music Magazine)

Label: Hyperion

Release date: 2015

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