Antony Pitts, Tonus Peregrinus - Seven Letters

Published Sunday 2nd October 2005
Antony Pitts, Tonus Peregrinus - Seven Letters
Antony Pitts, Tonus Peregrinus - Seven Letters

STYLE: Choral
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Hyperion CDA67507

Reviewed by Liz Knowles

A number of contemporary composers are exploring early music as a source of inspiration, among them Arvo Part. Antony Pitts is clearly influenced by Part's ideas and if you like Part, you'll probably like this too. The pieces set texts from St Thomas Aquinas, the Gospels, Revelation, Angelus Silesius and the Advent "O" Antiphons to shifting choral harmonies sung exquisitely by Tonus Peregrinus. All eight are soloists in their own right and won acclaim with Pitts for their award-winning recording of Part's "Passio" on Naxos. The voices are unaccompanied throughout but the texture is rich. I imagine these pieces are difficult to learn but oh so rewarding to sing once it all falls into place. I particularly like "The First And Last" which has hymnic qualities and a decidedly hummable melody. I've played this CD a lot and expect to play it a good many times more.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jean @ 15:49 on Aug 29 2007

Hon im so proud of you honye.. I love you so much... mmo loves you always...

you take care..

your Wife Jean Pitts

Posted by Jeanalyn in Phillippines @ 03:32 on Aug 15 2007

All i can say is.. i love my boyfriend..eventhough we have some disppointment... both of us..i iwll still love him... daddy dont forget that i love you so much..wiht all of my heart and you know that,,how much ilove you and i care for you..

I love you Anhony Pitts

ur baby Jean Pitts

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