David Shapiro: Sumptuous Planet
Label: NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Format: COMPACT DISC
The Crossing; Nally, Donald
Composer David Shapiro and The Crossing release Sumptuous Planet: A Secular Mass, a work that extols a science based stance on the universe and the nature of existence while using a musical form that is firmly rooted in the Christian Mass. In this way, Shapiro straddles an interesting line, acknowledging and participating in the awe and reverence that musical masses are designed to express, while diverging from the tradition of associating that awe with belief in a divine being.