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Apsara / Corp

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Release Date: Wednesday 2 January 2013

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This powerful and inspiring new vocal work is a wonderfully contemplative new chill-out classic. It is a unique collaboration between composer Anglican priest Ronald Corp and Buddhist writer Francis Booth and this is a world premiere recording. Dhammapada means "path to the truth". The uplifting a cappella choral music is interspersed with bells from important religious Buddhist sites.

"The eight voices of Apsara invest their considerable collective experience in establishing a rich and clear sound. Their tonal palette spans the gamut from ethereal purity to romantic warmth, applied with discrimination and admirable good taste." (Classic FM, April 2011)

"Corp's musical style is firmly anchored in Anglican choral tradition. It is significantly indebted to Britten especially, and creates a dissonance with a text that explores such a profoundly non-western philosophy of life. Much of the writing for the eight voices of Corp's own choir, Apsara, is poised and beautiful" (the Guardian, March 2011)