A Song More Silent
A Song More Silent

“Each year a new choral work is commissioned by Portsmouth Grammar School in association with the London Mozart Players, for its Remembrance Sunday concert at St Thomas’s Cathedral, Portsmouth. The works on this disc are the results of four such commissions. All are, in their own way, both powerful and extremely moving as are the performances…Bringing the disc to an end is Sally Beamish’s The Lion And The Deer, another 2006 commission. It’s an extraordinary work, setting calligraphic shape-poems on various animals by Jila Peacock, which are in turn translations from the Persian by Divan – Hafez.” International Record Review

“Beamish’s The Lion and the Deer contains some of the strongest music on the disc…excellent performances throughout sympathetically recorded.” Gramophone