Carson Cooman: As We Are Changed (CR060)
Review by Choir & Organ
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Forty next year, US composer Carson Cooman has already written in all the available forms and his music has been much recorded. His oratorio As We Are Changed, with a libretto by Euan Tait, explores the idea of change and transformation in human life and relationships. Rupert Gough and the Choir of Royal Holloway tackle Cooman’s hour-long oratorio head on, with the choir bringing all their generous tone and near-perfect vocal blend to this attractive score. The two soloists are exceptional, and both they and the choir receive fine support from the London Mozart Players under Gough’s secure direction.
Philip Reed, Choir & Organ, 25th October, 2021
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