Critic’s Choice 2014
"Wat better music for these sad, distracted times than the work of the first great Welsh composer, Thomas Tomkins ... sunf by the finest of the college choirs, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha ..."
David Threasher - Gramophone magazine - December 2014
"...This disc delivers an interesting and useful survey of Tomkins’s sacred and keyboard music reflecting the most important parts of his oeuvre. Most items have probably been recorded before, although I could not find other recordings of Almighty God, which hast knit together and Behold, I bring you glad tidings. Even so, this is a very attractive disc, not only because of the choice of music, but also because of the performances. The singing is excellent, not just by the plenary choir but also by its individual members who take care of the solo passages in the verse anthems... The expressive elements come off very well. The organ pieces are nicely played by Freddie James..."
Johan van Veen - MusicWeb-International.com - 4 November 2014
“…As is the case throughout this fine recording, organist Freddie James turns in a stylish, sensitive performance …”
Robert Levett – International Record Review –December 2014
Performance **** Recording ****
“A highly recommended overview of Tomkins’s choral church music …”
George Pratt – BBC Music magazine – November 2014
“… The complex interplay of full chorus and soloists is managed beautifully and Andrew Nethsingha’s direction is both subtle and and dynamic. It is interesting to hear these capable performances of Tomkins’ music given by a choir clearly very familiar with singing his music.”
D James Ross - Early Music Review – October 2014
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