"... the genuine feel of the work is impressive. It is beautifuklly recorded and performed ... an interesting and important CD." *****
Robert Matthew-Walker - Musical Opinion magazine - November/December 2013
"... Soaring, ecstatic, and gorgeously perfomed." ****
Geoff Brown - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - September 2013
"... Those listeners who, like me, have spent hours absorbing Orthodox divine liturgy settings by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Tavener will find much to savour here. The language is tonal, often gentle and sustained, but always contrasted, deeply expressive of the sacred texts and consistently rewarding, interpreted through the vibrato-free yet appropiately sonorous timbre of Tenebrae. ****
Matthew Power - Choir & Organ magazine - July/August 2013
"... it is very definately an elaborate kind of music and requires a very high standard of performance. Tenebrae are the choir for the job: the sound, while perfectly blended, is also paradoxically, clearly built from individual timbres, like a richly veined marble. It is surely just what the composer desired for this luminous music."
Ivan Moody - Gramophone magazine - June 2013
"...There are many very lovely sounds throughout this work, and thise appreciate Orthoox church music will find much to enjoy here. it makes ideal late-night listening, but it will also repay close stufy. The performance is spectacularly successful. Short paces the score superbly and his singers are with him at every turn... The sound of this magnificent choir is perfectly captured in a tranquil church acoustic."
William Hedley - International Record Review - May 2013
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