PAUL CARR (b.1961): Requiem for an Angel, i thank You God for most this amazing day, Holding The Stars, Now Comes Beauty.
Catalogue Number: 09N084
Label: Stone Records
Description: Malcolm Riley, in the Feb. 2011 "Gramophone", initially fearing it to be "merely an amalgam of the Fauré and Rutter Requiems (especially the latter) with its sweet, smooth, homophonic hues, caressingly gentle undulations topped off with a rippling harp" found it at the end to be "a lyrical, reflective, compassionate and, ultimately, uplifting work." And there are either bongos or congas in the Sanctus. No texts. Sophie Bevan (soprano), Mark Stone (baritone), Chorus Angelorum, Bath Philharmonia; Gavin Carr.