<p>St Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, 377 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205</p>
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The Astra Choir and soloists conducted by John McCaughey
Milton Babbitt, Music for the Mass (1941) - first Australian performance
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Tenebrae Responsories (1585)
with works by Francisco de Peñalosa, Heitor Villa Lobos, Hildegard and Pauline Oliveros
In a little-known polyphonic monument of American choral music, Milton Babbitt – celebrated pioneer of electronic and serial composition – explores a wide palette of traditional choral writing in original ways. His wartime Mass setting, is heard among expressive pre-Easter polyphony from Renaissance Spain and 20th-century Brazil.