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The Armed Man- a Mass for Peace
on 31 July 2007
Oh dear dear me. What a dreadfully elitist world some of these reviewers live in. As a very experienced piano teacher, performer and music specialist of mainly Baroque forms, I adored this music. Sure, it's not Bach (who is the only composer who could gain 5 stars in my opinion) but as a Middle Eastern resident I have never heard a lovelier call to prayer. The harmonies in the other tracks are skilfully done with double choirs all over the place to great effect and I just shake my head in exasperation at the people who have posted such utterly superior sounding rubbish on this website review forum.
Active and passive art???? Do you even play or sing- I would guess not at all by your very slating review? I bet you all think David Mellor is a qualified music critic. Let's just think about it, music (and all art) is about communication and if that music whatever it may be (god forbid even something like oh my gosh Amy Winehouse or Santana) pleases someone's soul then it has fulfilled it's function. The reviewer who wrote such terrible rot also has a pretty bad grasp of writing, too many adjectives, abtruse crap everywhere, and clearly a pretty big brick on his shoulder, shame on you. Bach is my hero but I LOVED this music. But hey, that's my opinion and I only posted this in horror of yours!