A warm welcome to Delphian’s newest signings, Siglo de Oro, their director Patrick Allies and saxophonist Sam Corkin, whose debut recording Drop down, ye heavens: Advent antiphons for choir and saxophone was released last month to glowing reviews.
Gramophone calls it ‘invigorating… this one hits you with its character and depth.’
Music Web International calls it ‘a most impressive disc… [which] offers a stimulating new slant on the music of Advent. Don’t pass it by as “just another Christmas disc”. This is highly original and superbly performed.’
Their intriguing programme highlights the saxophone’s natural kinship with the human voice, as well as the endless expressive possibilities which this versatile instrument stimulates in the imaginations of modern composers.