'The Tudors at Prayer on Linn Records is both rich and gloriously textured, with the 24-bit / 192 khz download bringing out the full impact of the music.' Gramophone
'The choir may be about the same size as the Sixteen, but the restrained, precise quality of Magnificat's singing has a flavor different from that of the Sixteen's recordings.' AllMusic.com
'This aurally luxuriant collection of Latin settings by five of the finest Tudor composers opens with a masterpiece of its age.' The Sunday Times
A highlight here is Mundy's towering Vox Patris caelestis; immensely vivid and colourful this is a powerful performance to challenge any that has gone before. Equally enthralling as Magnificat's critically acclaimed Spem in alium, but with even richer textures, Vox Patris caelestis perfectly demonstrates Magnificat's heaven-sent sound. Byrd's heartfelt setting of Tribue, Domine plus a premiere recording of White's Tota pulchra es, and his sublime psalm setting Domine, quis habitabit are further stand-out moments. 'The Tudors At Prayer' provides further evidence of the extraordinary richness of this centuries old repertoire.
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'Director Philip Cave creates some revelatory readings...For clarity, nuance and intimacy, Magnificat's 18 vocalists are unmatched.'more >>International Record Review
'...displays the great strengths of Magnificat: a wonderful purity of tone, a direct vocal focus which illuminates the polyphonic lines with startling clarity and a lovely sense of long-breathed lines interweaving gracefully in a richly detailed whole.'more >>Gramophone
‘”The Tudors at Prayer” on Linn Records is both rich and gloriously textured, with the 24-bit/192kHz download bringing out the full impact of the music.’AllMusic.com
'Linn's engineering work is exemplary, and this is a release that belongs on any decent shelf or hard drive of English choral music.'more >>Classical CD Review
'This is a class production, highly recommended.'more >>The Washington Post
'Magnificat is undoubtedly magnificent.'more >>Pizzicato
'...der charismatische Chor mit seinen – bei aller Reinheit – warmen und kommunikativen Stimmen...'more >>The Herald Scotland
'absolutely beautiful'more >>Sinfini Music
'Magnificat's unwavering focus, flawless intonation and subtle phrasing bring energy and life to the often convolute lines of music conceived to intensify spiritual contemplation.'more >>Early Music Review
'A fine selection'more >>CD Choice
'...with even richer textures, Vox Patris caelestis demonstrates Magnificat's authority.'more >>The Sunday Times
‘[An] aurally luxuriant collection of Latin settings by five of the finest Tudor composers…’more >>BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'...delicious chromatic harmonies...'more >>MusicWeb International
'Another winner'more >>
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