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Geoffrey Norris
Gramophone, November 2011

There is something enchanting about this disc that opens it up to a wider circle of listeners… Philip Spray, music director of the Indianapolis-based Musik Ekklesia, has done a lot of research in tracking the travels of familiar chorale texts and…has resurrected a good many examples of cross-fertilisation that make for a thoroughly appealing sequence.

The American soloists and chorus, drilled by diction coaches, sound like they’re at ease with the languages and sing with fluency and clarity.

This is a disc with intriguing slants on music that we may know from elsewhere and in other manifestations…

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Lindsay Koob
American Record Guide, July 2011

Instrumentalists, choir, and soloists perform impeccably, with considerable skill, period zest, and palpable sacred spirit. Sound quality is beyond reproach, and we get solid, informative booklet notes and complete texts.

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