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Lukaszewski - Via Crucis

Lukaszewski - Via Crucis

Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton

Stephen Layton’s first disc of Lukaszewski’s choral works (with The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge) was widely praised by listeners entranced by the composer’s unique yet accessible musical language. For this new release Layton and Polyphony, together with the Britten Sinfonia and a team of world-class soloists, have taken on a major work which is destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Tavener’s The Veil of the Temple or Pärt’s St John Passion. Via Crucis is a dramatization of the Stations of the Cross, a musical reading of this most solemn journey that evolves through its 55-minutes in an arc of culminatory ritual power.

“Stephen Layton leads the vocal ensemble Polyphony, the Britten Sinfonia, and four male soloists in a fabulous performance, raw in its power and awesome in its assurance. Hyperion's sound is clear, clean, and spacious. Highly recommended.” (Stephen Eddins,

Label: Hyperion

Release date: 2009

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