Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey

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Ivan Hewett wrote in the Guardian:

Harvey became a chorister at St Michael’s college in Tenbury, Worcestershire, and it was here, during a concluding organ voluntary after evensong, that he had a life-changing experience.

“Usually these voluntaries were real milk-and-water affairs,” he recalled, “but one day the organist did something really wild, which was thrilling. I knew in that moment that I wanted to be a composer, and do something similar.” The years at Tenbury also gave him an enduring taste for unaccompanied choral music, shown in the modest liturgical works for Anglican liturgy that sit in his work-catalogue alongside big complex works for orchestra and electronics.

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