Last week our church music tour started off in England with Thomas Tallis and If Ye Love Me. This week, we head to Norway to hear some Schubert. The man knew how to write a tune. Even the Credo, traditionally the most boring movement of a mass setting, is lovely.
The conductor, Reza Aghamir, clearly has something of considerable import immediately following the concert and has decided to rush through the material to make sure he’s not late. Bat-out-of-hell impersonation aside, it’s a reasonable specimen of working beauty.