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Leslie Wright
MusicWeb International, December 2014

There were a number of recordings released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Paul Hindemith’s death, but none more special or unusual than the disc of choral works with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart under Marcus Creed on Hänssler Classics. These included the rarely heard Apparebit repentina dies with its imposing brass parts, a cappella songs, and the late Mass in wonderful performances. © 2014 MusicWeb International

Leslie Wright
MusicWeb International, February 2014

The performance here is all one could ask for and the sound captures the spirit of the music well with enough resonance for the brass to ring out, but clarity at the same time for the words to tell. This is a virtuosic work and maybe that partly explains its neglect on the concert scene. It is hoped that this new recording will change that picture.

Hänssler’s presentation leaves nothing to be desired, either. In every way, this is an important CD and a fine tribute to Hindemith in his anniversary year. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Marc Rochester
Gramophone, December 2013

If anyone had told me that this would end up as my critic’s choice, I’d have suggested that they were plain bonkers. It is, as I wrote at the time, a strangely unbalanced disc, but it’s also surprisingly addictive, and as the year has progressed (with scant recognition of the 50th anniversary of Hindemith’s death) I’ve felt ever more drawn to it, not least the wonderfully life‑enhancing Apparebit repentina dies. …the singing of the SWR Vocal Ensemble under Marcus Creed most certainly does. © Gramophone

James A. Altena
Fanfare, November 2013

Recordings of this side of Hindemith’s compositional output are rare, particularly of the magnificent Apparebit repentina dies, and even fewer have done them justice, let alone to the high degree accomplished here. © 2013 Fanfare

Geoff Brown
BBC Music Magazine, September 2013

Creed’s Stuttgart forces have all the clarity required when Hindemith’s polyphony is at its thickest in his imposing Mass. Plenty of friendlier music elsewhere, plus gorgeous brass sounds in Apparebit. © 2013 BBC Music Magazine

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