BBC Music Magazine: Transient Glory II

The Young People's Chorus of New York City has performed over 50 premieres since 2002 thanks to the commissioning efforts of its enterprising music director, Francisco J. Núñez.  This second self-produced sampler, Transient Glory II, features some of the most prominent composers of our time, who clearly relish the unique challenges of writing for children's chorus while retaining their own stylistic fingerprints. Highlights include Judith Weir's intricate e.e. cummings setting (Little Tree) and Michael Nyman's poignant treatment of Walter Benjamin's Child's View of Colour. The chorus exhibits an overall high level of accomplishment.