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Brian Wilson Download Roundup
MusicWeb International, September 2011

The CD of the Naxos recording has been in my own collection for a long time. Can it really be nearly 20 years ago? It sounds very well in mp3, though keener, younger ears may just be able to sport the difference. The fairly brisk, small-scale performances are excellent and the download comes complete with the Naxos booklet, albeit that there are no texts.




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Like David Hill, Jeremy Summerly moves the music of each Mass on fairly briskly until the Sanctus and Agnus Dei, when a poignant contrast. The two motets on which the Masses are based are sung as postludes, and very beautiful they are, especially the idyllic O magnum mysterium. Finally, the short Verse est in Luctum (a setting of a section of the Requim Mass) by Alonso Lôbo, a Spanish contemporary, ends the concert serenely. The recording is excellent and this is a fine bargain.



American Record Guide

"Summerly approaches the works here in a mainstream fashion with attractive results."



BBC Music Magazine

"Oxford Camerata's young mixed-voice singers.... have spirit, attack and a measure of sensitivity"



Basildon Evening Echo

"sung here with a fervour which makes their continuing popularity understandable"



Classic CD

"This Naxos series is one of my favourites"





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