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Seven Angels

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National Basilica of the Sacred HeartParvis de la Basilique 1, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1083, Belgium
On Friday 22 November 2019 at 20:15

James MacMillan now belongs to the select ranks of successful contemporary composers. So it is a great privilege to see and hear him personally at work with the Vlaams Radiokoor, in an exceptional project on faith and religion – MacMillan’s great source of power and inspiration.

His Seven Angels has some unusual instruments (Biblical ram’s horns and growling percussion) and a remarkable harnessing of the full vocal palette of the choir, and is an impressive, inventive and brilliant total spectacle that grabs hold of your soul. After the apocalyptic violence, MacMillan brings peace with his wonderful Miserere. Inspired by the renowned Miserere by Allegri, with which the concert opens, MacMillan’s Miserere looks with hope to the future: ‘Have mercy on me, O God, take pity on me and forgive my sins’…

James MacMillan © Hans van der Woerd
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