Two Laudate Psalms, Broad Street Review

From Tom Purdom’s review of Two Laudate Psalms:

Smith 3-0

Give Kile Smith a hat trick. This composer’s setting of two praise psalms—#113 and 150, for numbers geeks—continued a streak that includes the piece for horn and orchestra that the Classical Symphony debuted two seasons ago as well as the Vespers that Smith composed for Piffaro last season.… Smith wrote the settings for two of the most appealing instruments in the Philadelphia region: Suzanne DuPlantis’s mezzo and the massed voices of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir.… an exuberant religious rite that placed a buoyant leader in front of a group of enthusiastic young followers.

Read the entire review here.

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