Allegri's haunting Miserere is the central point in a journey through music of longing and entreaty, hope and faith. These works spanning the centuries are chosen from the heart of Tenebrae's concert repertoire. Featuring works by Taverner, Holst, Rachmaninov, Lotti, Ireland, Harris, Briten and Kodaly.
' From choral 'hits' to the less well known, Tenebrae are on top form ... Once again, Tenebrae and their director, Nigel Short, have put together a programme that ranges from the Renaissance to the 21st century, from the neglected to the familiar, with no sense of strain.' Gramophone
' ... vibrant and incisive.' International Record Review
'Nigel Short and Tenebrae have just the right balance of control and passion, reverence and exuberance that makes for such a superb performance.' The Organ
'The disc ends with that locus classicus of English choral singing, Faire is the Heaven, in which one would be forgiven for thinking Spenser's final words,'such endlesse perfectnesse' refer to the choir themselves rather than the state of Heaven.' BBC Music Magazine
'I really think we're in a choral golden age at the moment ... It's beautifully sung, a wonderful disc.' BBC Music Magazine