Francis Faux director

FANSHAWE African Sanctus 

David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus is an unorthodox setting of a Latin Mass harmonised with traditional African music recorded by the composer on his journeys up the River Nile. The taped music from Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya is heard in counterpoint with the live chorus, soprano soloist and instrumental ensemble. Composed in 13 movements, the piece reflects the composer’s cross-shaped pilgrimage from the Mediterranean to Lake Victoria.


Running time: c.90 mins / no interval.
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