Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Harvey Missa Brevis & other choral works
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha; Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ)
Signum Records SIGCD456
Reviewed August 2016
While deeply committed to all that was new in European music in the second half of the 20th century, Jonathan Harvey was also essentially English. This fine collection of choral works, sung in an exemplary manner by the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is a reminder of this aspect of Harvey’s music and his ever-present quest for the spiritual.
Audio clip: The Annunciation