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Bloch Mass etc

Naxos 8.572489

A strange disc which undermines its exotic possibilities with blandness.

It features a male soprano (higher than a counter-tenor) who is multi-tracked up to seven times, and an assortment of peculiar instruments (ondes Martenot, glassharmonica, musical saw and cristal Baschet) with which the Polish composer/musician Thomas Bloch has made his living.

The Mass (originally released by Dux in Poland) was orchestrated by a famous orchestrator, & so it goes on...

Wasted opportunities. Not recommended.

Peter Grahame Woolf