Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


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Laudamus

 

Laudamus is a brilliant composition and proved an immense success with the enthusiastic audience.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Choir and Organ, June 1994

His flair and style carried a difficult choice of texts off  [Gerard Manley Hopkins and Wordsworth] with aplomb, creating a splendid modern composition which deserves a place in the repertoires of those choirs keen to tackle new scores that create an immediate rapport with today’s audiences.

Musical Opinion, May 1994

I was bowled over.  This is a work which sits firmly within the English tradition of choral music but constantly astounds with its invention and life.

The Organ, Brian Hick, April 1994

Laudamus is a thoroughly rewarding composition inhabiting the sound world of Britten, with its dreamy landscapes and bleak isolation.  Particularly effective was the composer’s use of instrumental colour and strange vocal effects, a kind of choral whisper which beautifully depicted Wordsworth’s pastoral vision.

The Hampstead and Highgate Express

Corp draws the diverse elements together with a sense of religious conviction as well as a fine sensitivity to the meaning behind the words.

The Hampstead and Highgate Express (Second performance)