Editors’ Notes Rebecca Dale writes music of gorgeous melodiousness held aloft on rich harmonies. If you like the music of Karl Jenkins or John Rutter, you’ll feel at home here. Dale’s Materna Requiem was written in memory of her mother, who died from cancer in 2010. There is a poignancy to the piece which weaves in melodies written when Dale was a teenager and which her mother would have heard. Solo voices soar—soprano Louise Alder is in top form—as the orchestra seethes with life. It’s uplifting music, as is the lovely, multicolored choral symphony When Music Sounds.

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