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Robert A. Moore
American Record Guide, September 2015

The performances are superb and the sound quality is excellent. The choir produces a joyful noise when needed and a serene sound when appropriate as in the lovely a cappella ‘Agnus Dei’ of A Short Mass for St Dominic. The recording is well produced, with helpful space between works to let one sink in before moving on to the next. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



John Quinn
MusicWeb International, June 2015

…this is a very impressive programme. The music is expertly constructed and unfailingly constitutes an intelligent and sincere response to the texts in question. Though Matthew Martin’s musical output ranges well beyond sacred music this CD confirms that his is a significant voice in that particular field.

The performances are very fine. The choir sings incisively and technically it is extremely proficient. The singers put the music across with great conviction. The organ parts frequently sound very demanding yet Stephen Farr surmounts every challenge thrown at him and makes some thrilling contributions. Both choir and organ have been expertly recorded. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Marc Rochester
Gramophone, May 2015

The Magdalen choir certainly make an exceptional sound, and Daniel Hyde’s direction is notable for his attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture…

Superb recorded sound from Opus Arte adds lustre to a recording of an outstanding choir singing music which, in continuing an age-old tradition, also adds something new and distinctive to it. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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