December 22, 2006

The composer Daniel Pinkham has died at 83. He wrote (among other things) a lot of fine choral music; at this time of year, his Christmas Cantata would be particularly appropriate listening. I'm especially fond of the second movement, a lovely setting of "O Magnum Mysterium" with trumpets and unison sopranos weaving long, sinuous melodic lines around each other.

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