roger hannay 2 Choral Works With Orchestra (CD, £9.25)label: Aucourant Records
A senior member of the community of avant-garde composers, Hannay has been the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards. This disc includes Hannay’s Requiem (1961) for orchestra, chorus and soprano soloist, based on a text by Walt Whitman. This is an important work from a historical perspective and is one of only a handful of truly American requiems. Also included on the disc is his ground-breaking anti-Vietnam work Sayings Of Our Time (1968) for chorus and orchestra. Roger Hannay has created a catalogue of over one hundred and fifty compositions in an astonishing array of forms and idioms.
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