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Laurence Vittes praises The Arc in the Sky, the CD The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally, released this summer on Navona, in a thoughtful October 2019 Gramophone magazine review.

My description of the work as a “65-minute pilgrimage for unaccompanied choir,” he writes, might have added “for listeners,” as he compares observers to atom-smashing physicists who “play a role in what is being received.” Robert Lax’s text is “painfully vulnerable,” and my “identification with the poet’s voice is complete, meaning disappears, and then light breaks through and you realise you have been understanding the meaning all the time.” The Crossing is “sensitive, responsive,” and my approach throughout has “subtle variety.”

The complete review is here.

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