"... The recordings were made by the BBC in 2009 and 2010, and are aurally everything that a fine choral recording should be. They have a sense of space around the choir, are resonant to support blend, but keep the often complex textures clearly differentiated, and place the solo voices in the same believable acoustic. The chorus, the redoubtable BBC Singers, is as perfect as one would expect in technique, tone, and expression, and David Hill, who has done some fine work of late for the Naxos label, has outdone himself here in the imaginative and perceptive shaping of these choral gems. Iain Farrington provides a model of intelligent support in four of the pieces. It doesn’t get better than this."
Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - July/August 2013
"...McCabe’s musical style is very muchhis own. His language can be challening and most of the music on this disc is pretty challenging to sing too, as well as conduct... Many of the
works on this disc demand, and recieve, virtuoso singing from the BBC Singers ... their accuracy, rhythmic control and sheer fire power are mightily impressive. Davi Hill more than
has the measure of the music, and Iain Farrington, a familiar name, provides fine organ accompaniments ..."
William Hedley - International Record Review - March 2013
Performance ***** Recording *****
"... demanding listening, made easier by the superlative performances of the BBC Singers..."
Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine - March 2013
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