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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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