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Inspiring and bold...

Fanshawe (who attempts to be physically present at any performance) has managed to cleverly combine styles in this inspiring work. The blend of traditional African chant with chorals, operatic soprano and electric instruments leave the listener wondering how it is all possible, but still manage to impress without fail. The blending of cultures and styles brings new meaning to the age old text, where modern audiences can make of it their own. There are moments of the work that are truely beautiful. The simplicity of the Lords Prayer as a round is a sweet melody to the ears. The soprano is dramatic and bold and brings a completely different dynamic to the music. Contrastingly pleasant and discordant, it is hard to imagine without actually hearing it, but somehow Fanshawe pulls it off.


Born: 19 April 1942 in Devon, England

Genre: World

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

The symphonic works of British composer David Fanshawe were infused by a global range of ethnic and traditional influences. Fanshawe's ethnomusicological visits to Africa, Arabia, Alaska, and the Pacific Islands provided a foundation for his compositions. Fanshawe's most successful piece, "African Sanctus," was the subject of an award-winning BBC documentary. A 13-movement composition, it blends elements of the Latin Mass and Anglican liturgy with traditional African music based on recordings that...
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