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SACRED PHYSIC: Music by JULIA USHER
various artists

"Sacred Physic" is a dramatic madrigal after Shakespeare, telling the story of King Pericles and Marina. Together with the other works on this album it demonstrates Julia Usher's individual and highly skilled writing.

CD DURATION:  71.29

AUDIO SAMPLE: "Salutation" from Sacred Physic




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tracks:
Sacred Physic
Lesley-Anne Rogers (soprano), John Turner (recorders), Nikki Bloomfield (oboe/cor anglais), Jonathan Price (cello), Janet Simpson (harpsichord)
A Reed in the Wind
Nikki Bloomfield (oboe/cor anglais)
Before Light Ends
Peter Lawson (piano)
Le Isole della Laguna
John Turner (recorders), Peter Lawson (piano)
What is the Price of Experience?
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Peter Lawson (piano)
Invocation: "Poor Naked Wretches"
Nikki Bloomfield (alto), John Turner (recorder), Jonathan Price (cello), Peter Lawson (piano), Julia Usher (rainstick)

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Here is a CD which exemplifies Metier's unique flair for presenting contemporary British music to best advantage. The vocal texts are of the highest quality. This is an excellent, highly desirable portrait CD of an interesting composer, who has preserved an ever open, enquiring attitude to music and its performance.” - Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)
“Metier is to be congratulated on producing the first commercial CD of Usher's music. On the strength of the disc she certainly deserves to be better known and I hope it does well. {The vocal works] show the sensitivity Julia Usher has for the English language and what talent she has for the dramatic situation… showing genuine flexibility with a voice more her own.” - John Leeman (MusicWeb)
“The performances throughout are excellent, as is Metier's sound, clear and crystal like the Mediterranean.” - Tempo