04 October 2018, The Tablet

Saints alive: an unusual programme from Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall’s Musick


 

In art we meet the saints at their deaths. Brightly coloured scenes belie the vivid horror of their subjects: Saint Sebastian, his body bristling with arrows; Saint Lawrence bound and roasting on a gridiron … But if art relishes the bloody close-up, in music we meet the saints at a distance. 

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