Pierre Schwickerath - Pizzicato magazine - March 2012
Claudio Bolzan - Musica magazine - September 2011
"A potentially monumental Palestrina project gets off to a promising start."
Fabrice Fitch - Gramophone magazine - October 2011
"... an auspicious start to what one hopes will be a long-running series, and yet another jewel in the crown of an already glittering discography from this fine choir."
Robert Levett - International Record Review - September 2011
"The abstract beauty of the singers’ approach to the Missa Assumpta Est Maria and the breathless beauty of Song of Songs shows The Sixteen’s adaptability and resourcefulness. Another tick in their box - the naturalistic sound quality which avoices the contrived ’other-worldy’ quality that plagues lesser early music recordings." *****
Philip Clark - Classic FM Magazine - September 2011
Performance **** Recording ****
"... the imaginative variety of these performances bodes well for the future volumes in this series."
Anthony Pryer - BBC Music magazine - September 2011
"The Sixteen and Harry Christophers launch the first volume of a long-term Palestrina project, using their instincts to convey not just the mellifluous perfection of Palestrina’s polyphonic vocal writing but also the music’s expressive import. Most of the works relate to the Assumption, but settings from The Song of Songs attest to Palestrina’s more worldly leanings. All are performed exquisitely." ****
Geoffrey Norris - The Telegraph - 21 July 2011
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