Refreshing new sacred music
The music is firmly rooted in the tradition of Gregorian chant and the great Italian polyphonists but flows from the pen of a 21st-century Roman. Claudio Dall’Albero spent decades in the Vatican, where his studies of contrapuntal technique gave rise to new sacred music… with attractive dissonance.
(Stephen Pritchard – The Guardian)
His music, which is carefully crafted in a modal-contrapuntal framework and coupled with an approachable “attractively dissonant” harmonic idiom, which creates a kind of antiqua dissonantia that “looks to the past with the knowledge of the present”.
(Robert Delcamp - American Record Guide)
The harmonic encounters, at times satisfying, at others harsh, originate in the movement of the parts, so as to achieve a balance between the archaic nuances of the melody and the more contemporary color of the dissonance; and between the melodic line's vocal sensitivity and attention to bringing out the specific characteristics of the two instruments.
(Carla Di Lena - Piano Time)
Dall’Albero confidently sets of important text with block chords, moving into contrasting polyphonic sections that introduce a hint of dissonance.
(James Manheim - AllMusic Review)
His compositions are so limpid and beautiful that for the listener they sound at times like medieval music in their flow.