Lukaszewski - Choral Works - The Daily Telegraph



Whether with Polyphony or his Cambridge choir, Stephen Layton is constantly seeking out young or neglected composers to support.  Here he introduces a 40-year-old Pole, Pawel Lukaszewski, who has taken full advantage of the religious freedom that followed the fall of the Iron Curtain to build up a sizeable body of sacred choral music.

His style is hardly adventurous, but there is a resourceful use of what he terms "renewed tonality" and a refreshingly clear-sighted approach to various Latin motet texts. And with performances as sonorous and acutely paced as these, they come across with a winning fervour. Layton's advocacy is certainly vindicated.

Matthew Rye

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