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Kevin Allen

2022-06-01 — Michael Haupt

Please listen to this before reading on.

How old do you think the music is? It sounds very "Renaissance", right? It has a clarity and structure that reminds of Palestrina and other 16th century masters. And yet, it's rather contemporary.

The composer is Kevin Allen. He lives in Chicago, and is a prolific composer of - mostly sacred - music. His compositions are meant to be used in church rather than for the concert stage, but are nonetheless enjoyable outside mass. Allen has a knack for writing pieces that can be performed by small non- or semi-professional ensembles.

Unfortunately, there aren't too many recordings or things on the 'tubes ...

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