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Albion Magazine
'There are comprehensive and excellent work notes and texts included in a high-quality booklet and these, along with the admirable performances, certainly make this a disc to look out for.'
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Spirited Magazine
'It is an interesting idea to juxtapose and contrast settings of the same textsby different composers, and one that works well and provides interesting listening. There are comprehensive and excellent work notes and texts included in a high-quality booklet and these, and the admirable performances, certainly make this a disc to look out for.'
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Allmusic.Com
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Magnificat - Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Classic FM


24 November 2012
Classic FM
The New Releases Show

This is a beautifully presented album from Linn and a really wonderful recording performed by Magnificat, directed by their founder Philip Cave. These are truly lovely performances by a very talented choir.
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