Swete Jesu


by Nicholas Maw

Carol for unaccompanied SATB
Mixed Voices
Anon 13th Century
Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge for the Festival of NineLessons and Carols
First Performance
24.12.92, King's College Chapel, Cambridge: King'sCollege Choir/Stephen Cleobury

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'Swete Jesu' reviews

'Why so little, and so under-performed? These are the questions begged by this overdue survey of Maw’s choral music, covering a 32 year span. Regenerative and Romantic, his music aches for a tonality lost that Britten, Vaughan Williams and Berkeley also felt keenly. “Ringleted youth of my love”, “Swete Jesu”, “One foot in Eden still I stand”: these should be amongst the set pieces of English choral music, and I’d be delighted if this disc nudged them nearer this position … More Maw, say I.' B Read more

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