The choral blend is excellent…The Choir of Queen’s College clearly relish singing this music.
— Gramophone
An absolutely superb performance…British university choral sound at its best.
— Allmusic
The blend of choir and soloists…really sets the seal of quality upon this recording…A disc of unusually high calibre.
— Early Music Review
…wonderfully conceived and sublimely executed…amazing performances …a winning disc
— Classical Net
…a glorious earful
— BBC Music Magazine
Ensemble, intonation and balance are excellent…Were this magazine silly enough to utilize a star system, I’d give this disc five out of five.
— International Record Review
Both works are performed with real spirit and élan, with Owen Rees drawing strongly projected, incisive work from his choir.
— Early Music Today
...a performance of exceptional quality. The 30 voices…fused so perfectly, and produced such a thrilling sound, that I had to fight the temptation to applaud every individual number.
— The Oxford Times *****
Choral ensemble and intonation are excellent…They are exceptionally well attuned to the expressive world of this repertory.
— American Record Guide
Highly involving
— Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 CD Review
…a glorious performance, in which each number felt like the rediscovery of a much-treasured possession.
— The Oxford Times *****
The choir produced an exquisitely pure sound…[Owen Rees] an impressive conductor.
— Early Music Review
The performance is excellent. The choir of Queen’s College…sing the work splendidly and with great assurance and commitment. The sound is fresh and clear, the choir achieving a satisfying blend and very good diction….the singers have clearly been trained very well by Owen Rees.
— Musicweb International excellent disc: the singing is incredibly tight, in the manner to which it has become increasingly accustomed under its musical director, Owen Rees.
— Gramophone