RONALD CORP (b.1951): Dhammapada.
Catalogue Number: 09N074
Label: Stone Records
Description: "An hour long, and unaccompanied except for recordings of temple bells and chanting that provide interludes between the movements, Dhammapada ("the path to the truth") sets one of the central texts of Buddhist thought sayings by Buddha himself that were passed down orally for 500 years before being collected together and written down in an English version by Francis Booth. The result is curious: Corp's musical style is firmly anchored in Anglican choral tradition. It is significantly indebted to Britten especially... Much of the writing for the eight voices of Corp's own choir, Apsara, is poised and beautiful..." - The Guardian, March 17, 2011. Apsara; Ronald Corp.