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Purer Than Purest Pure: Choral Works Of Daniel Asia

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Daniel Asia recently won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for composition, and has been the recipient of many competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Meet The Composer/Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, four NEA Composers Grants, a M. B. Rockefeller Grant, and many more. Britain's foremost professional chamber choir, the BBC Singers, was founded in 1924. As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd and Birtwistle to Tallis and Takemitsu, the versatility of this 24-voice ensemble is second to none.

"Odaline de la Martinez's BBC singers might be the least English sounding ensemble you've heard in a while. They produce a cosmopolitan, full-bodied tone far removed from the bright white clarity of boy sopranos in British choir lofts. They are very good."-American Record Guide



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24-voice BBC Singers
Britain's foremost professional chamber choir, the 24-voice BBC Singers, performs the choral works of one of the most important composers of our time, Daniel Asia. '...his music is essential and pure...an original and much appreciated presence in the choral universe...' -Fanfare '...a sensuous approach to sound...' -New York Times PROGRAM LISTING Purer Than Purest Pure Why (?) Jacob Summer Is Over The She Set Out of More Sounds Shapes
Submitted on 11/19/10 by JAMES R. OESTREICH, The New York Times 
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