Paul Crabtree’s innovative music explores the worlds of popular culture and highbrow art to find what is eternal in the everyday.

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“I found these exquisite pieces formally challenging, texturally imaginative and a really substantial contribution to the repertoire. Displaying a deep understanding of 16th and 17th-century choral music, Crabtree has created something very new and exciting.”

 Early Music Review

“Paul Crabtree’s splendid Tenebrae Responsories of 2006, the finest contemporary addition to this choral genre that I know.”

Fanfare Magazine


“…a composer of impressive power who responds well to his sources and who can write utterly compelling music that relates beautifully to our time.”

Palm Beach Post

“…one of our most inventive and wickedly witty composers.”

Chicago Classical Review

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