Prayers for Mankind Reviewed by John Quinn MusicWeb International

The Russian-born composer, Alexander Levine, who has lived in London since the early 1990s, has selected six of Father Men’s prayers and set them powerfully and prayerfully for a cappella chorus. He describes Men’s prayers as “a gem in the spiritual treasury of Mankind” and says of them: “contemporary in their language and in the problems they give voice to …[they] express in essence the expectations of every human being living on Earth.” Non-believers might take issue with that last sentiment but the words of these prayers are wonderfully expressive and make a strong impact simply as words. The addition of Levine’s marvellous, deeply-felt music enhances their expressive power still further…

John Quinn MusicWeb International
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