Easter Songs by Richard Harvey
These three new choral works on the Easter theme continue composer Richard Harvey’s creative collaboration with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Swiss conductor Jérôme Kuhn. The texts are by Welsh/English poet and priest George Herbert (1593–1633), the Pre-Raphaelite Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) and the Irish republican poet Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887–1916).
The Easter Songs were recorded in the stunning acoustic of the medieval Fortress Cathedral at Haapsalu, in Western Estonia.
The three songs are performed by the 26-member Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, with an instrumental ensemble of two violins, cello and harp.