Hotbed of Intrigue, redux

Another Top Ten list does Vespers make, and the most catholic of them all (small c); in there with David Lang and Lady Gaga. Dave Allen, in his blog. Don’t say he didn’t warn you about the other C. And, oh my, the R:

A Philly-centric recording and the most capital-C classical of my selections, and it’s capital-R religious to boot, but the way Smith repurposes the earthy sounds of Renaissance instruments for modern music is a marvel. Same goes for the impeccable blend of the singers.


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