Swete Jesu

(1992)

by Nicholas Maw

Description
Carol for unaccompanied SATB
Duration
3
Genres
Mixed Voices
Text
Anon 13th Century
Instrumentation
Languages
English
Commission
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
Availability

Score 0-571-51401-4 on sale

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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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