AQA A2: English Choral Music of the 20th Century
This article provides an analysis of three 'alternative' English choral works of the 20th century for AQA A2, Unit 4 for Area of Study 3:
- Lambert: The Rio Grande – a rollicking, jazz-infused cantata-cum-piano concerto depicting Brazilian partying, written in 1927
- Howells: Hymnus paradisi – an extraordinary personal response to bereavement written by this master of the English cathedral tradition between 1935 and 1950
- Rutter: Requiem – a skilful blend of various influences from this modern master of English choral music.