Friday, 8 August 2014

Sacred Polyphonic Sheet Music

The Catholic Institute of Arts and Letters write that it is "pleased to name English composer Nicholas Wilton a Living Master of Sacred Music.

Mr. Wilton is the Institute's first and only named Living Master in his field. The designation is based on a number of highly technical criteria. The Living Master must clearly surpass all other known contemporary composers of Sacred Music. Further, his work must represent the finest musical traditions of his particular country - quite a feat given the splendour of England's musical past.

Critics on both sides of the Atlantic, including Sir James Galway, have heaped garlands of praise upon this worthy successor of Byrd and Purcell. Wilton's sacred compositions have been performed by the choral group Magnificat, directed by Philip Cave, and other professional chorals.

All the elements of great Christian art resound in the composer's sonorous contemplations. Often referred to as a 'modern Palestrina,' Wilton's genius is nevertheless unique, a source of surprising originality, intellectual depth, and spiritual elevation all his own".

As well as being able to supply Nicholas Wilton's superb C.D. of Sacred Choral Music, sung by Magnificat and directed by Philip Cave,  we are pleased to now have in stock some of his sheet music for Holy Mass and Benediction.

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