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Composer: Harvey, Paul (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Palestrina meets Stravinsky: FifteenB Consort at the Herne Hill Festival

Robert Hugill introducing FifteenB at St Faith's Church.
Unless you’re actually performing it liturgically, it’s very difficult to know what to do with sacred music these days. The masses of Palestrina, the motets of Byrd, the cantatas of Bach – all seem to merit our attention today, but not for the religious reasons for which they were originally written.
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