14 Apr 2017

Jack BODY: Psalm 137

From Music Alive, 7:33 pm on 14 April 2017
Jack Body

Jack Body Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust


“Jack Body (1944-2015) wrote his setting of Psalm 137 especially for The Tudor Consort’s ‘Made in New Zealand’ programme in 2011. Jack used the dissonant style of ancient Russian polyphony (strochny) as his starting point, which can be heard in the ritualistic three part men chorus against a ‘keening’ cry from the women in the first half of the work.” - Michael Stewart

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