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Brian Wigman
Classical Net, February 2015

…conductor Simon Carrington has every reason to be proud of the ensemble that he has nurtured. A diverse and engaging program has been preserved here, featuring a great Renaissance and 20th-Century English choral music. Beautifully recorded by Delos…this is a clear winner for anyone who loves choral music.

All of this music is beautifully sung. Both organists are distinguished, and Simon Carrington remains a masterful conductor. For a wealth of great music, this may be an essential purchase. © 2015 Classical Net Read complete review



Donald Rosenberg
Gramophone, January 2015

…lyrical and vibrant, warm in harmony and richly coloured… © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



William J. Gatens
American Record Guide, January 2015

The performance standard is outstanding. The Schola Cantorum…seem to take the formidable vocal and rhythmic demands of Taverner’s idiom entirely in stride. They seem just as at home in Bennett’s work. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, December 2014

About the quality of the Yale Schola Cantorum I had no doubts, having enjoyed their earlier recording of the music of Heinrich Biber and his contemporaries. They live up to the quality of that earlier release.

Richard Rodney Bennett’s setting of the Immortality Ode also receives a comparatively subdued approach, though the singers rise to the occasion at the climaxes and they are well supported by Thomas Murray on the organ.

All in all there’s plenty to like about this new recording… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




James Manheim
AllMusic.com, September 2014

…the singers show themselves adept in the widely varying collection of styles on this release, even among the Renaissance pieces…the sound of the choir is quite different from those of its English counterparts, with fuller, richer voices shaped by the experience of American music and culture… © 2014 Allmusic.com Read complete review




Phil Muse
Audiophile Audition, September 2014

The Yale Schola Cantorum, under their inspired director Simon Carrington (himself a member for 25 years of The King’s Singers) give us a lovely program of Tudor church music and an account of The Glory and the Dream by the late Richard Rodney Bennett… © 2014 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Infodad.com, August 2014

The beautifully balanced performances led by Simon Carrington make this a very engaging disc, and Thomas Murray, organist for the Bennett work, makes a noteworthy contribution to it. © 2014 Infodad.com Read complete review





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