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Nathan Windt
Choral Journal, November 2015

This disc serves not only as a wonderful introduction to Pierre de la Rue’s mass setting but also as the definitive recording of the work. © 2015 Choral Journal Read complete review



Steve Holtje
Culture Catch, December 2014

Best New Classical Albums of 2014

Yeah, Naxos had a pretty good year! [I] became so infatuated with this CD’s world premiere recording of Missa Conceptio Tua by Pierre de la Rue and the wonderful tone of the low basses… © 2014 Culture Catch Read complete review




Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, December 2014

The Schola Antiqua of Chicago brings an appealing youthful sound to this ancient music of the ages. © 2014 The Buffalo News Read complete review



Johan van Veen
musica Dei donum, December 2014

The low voices do a remarkable job here, creating a great amount of sonority.

…the performances are…good and this is definitely a disc lovers of ancient liturgical music will like to add to their collection. © 2014 musica Dei donum Read complete review



Brian Wigman
Classical Net, December 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful disc, crowned by the world premiere recording of the mass by Pierre de la Rue.

The very simple, but undeniably gorgeous antiphons that open the disc are sung purely and elegantly. © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review




John Henry
Audiophile Audition, November 2014

This is a fine album of the famous “O” antiphons, summoning Christ by different titles, and imploring various things of him. They are nicely rendered, making for a calming and refreshing opening to an Advent program. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, November 2014

Winners of many awards in North America, the eleven singers of the Schola Antiqua of Chicago—only two of which are female—work under the direction of Michael Alan Anderson. Dedicated to performances of music prior to the 16th century, they are a nicely balanced group, the sopranos rather standing out as their major asset. Nice church acoustic and a very pleasing sound. © 2014 David’s Review Corner



Infodad.com, October 2014

…Michael Alan Anderson’s sensitive direction of the half-hour work produces a warm and deeply felt version of the traditional Latin Mass…one that is emotionally true and heartfelt. This is a CD whose music first anticipates and then, in the concluding carols, celebrates the birth of the Christ child—a very apt seasonal presentation with essentially a single focus on love and redemption. © 2014 Infodad.com Read complete review





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