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Philip Greenfield
American Record Guide, November 2019

Runestad’s music tends to be luminous, spiritually charged, enmeshed with the texts that inspired it, and fully accessible to singers and audiences.

…It is always nice to sound the alert when a talented new choral composer comes on the scene. © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Choir & Organ, November 2019

Their ensemble discipline is impressive all the way through. © 2019 Choir & Organ



Jean-Yves Duperron
Classical Music Sentinel, August 2019

Craig Hella Johnson has certainly picked the music of a composer that perfectly matches this choir’s sound. Runestad’s music is gently stirring and evocative. His choice of instrumentation, when needed, is unobstrusive and befits the voices extremely well. Soft and distant piano ripples or strings that create a contrasting foil to the choir, and yet enhances the warmth of the human voice. The audio recording captures the 25 voices of Conspirare from precisely the right distance, setting them in a naturally spacious acoustic that is a pleasure to hear. © 2019 Classical Music Sentinel Read complete review





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