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All-singing, all- dancing . . .

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

Peter Graystone sees an evangelistic musical wildly applauded in Wembley Arena

Birmingham première recalls 1914

Roderic Dunnett hears Paul Spicer's new full-length oratorio

Fragments and fiery tongues

LAST YEAR could have brought a double loss to British music. As it happened, the death was reported in November, two months short of his 70th birthday, of Sir John Tavener, never a well man, but one whose commitment to religious and liturgical music was second to none. The...

Joy, eternal rest, . . . and slurping

Richard Lawrence is impressed by the Proms, but not by all who go to hear them

Season for Great War elegiacs

THE Britten Sinfonia, based in Cambridge, is now more than a chamber ensemble serving the east of England. It is a force in national music, which commissions and engages in new music and much more. 

Genius faces a papal deadline

Genius faces a papal deadline

Roderic Dunnett on Berlioz's rarely staged Benvenuto Cellini

Welsh Tavener tribute

Roderic Dunnett goes to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Tercentenary of a musical giant

Let's not neglect this son of J. S. Bach, says Roderic Dunnett

New Great War work

A CHORAL WORK by a German composer, influenced by the shape of evensong and inspired by the poetry of Edward Thomas and the story of the poet's last farewell to his wife before leaving for the Western Front, is to have its première at the Three Choirs Festival 

Journey through daily Office

Ronald Corp reviews new church music

Canadian organist’s melodious offerings

SIX separate publications and two volumes of the organ works of the Canadian composer Denis Bédard have been added to the RSCM catalogue. 

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It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton  Subscribe to read more

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead  Read More

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