"This is Vol 4 of The 16’s survey of Palestrina’s great polyphonic legacy. Standards of quality have long been set. This group offers some of the most beautiful mixed-voice choral singing that can be imagined, yet always applied with a clear sense of the musical structures. For people who love gorgeous choral music, this program is a treat by itself. For people who cherish Palestrina’s music, it is another addition to a series of utmost importance in the composer’s discography... The motets included here are a nicely varied lot, ranging from a Latin hymn setting through a four-voice Magnificat to three splendid double-choir items. Full and rich sound..."
John W Barker - American Record Guide - March/April 2014
"...This is becoming a delightful series."
JF Weber - Fanfare - March/April 2014
Performance **** Recording ****
"...The singing throughout is well-blended and precisely tuned, and the echoey acoustic adds warmth..."
Anthony Pryer - BBC Music magazine - April 2014
"... This generous selection is delivered with the group’s customary clarity and commitment, mirroring the counter-reformation ideals with which Palestrina is associated..." ****
Tony Way - Limelight magazine.com - 2 March 2014
"... As always the singing is impeccable and precise without ever being staid; rather, Christophers welcomes a more emovtive colour and drama - words not usually associated with Palestrina’s brand of contained, classical polyphony."
Robert Levett - International Record Review - December 2013
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