Magnificat - The Tudors At Prayer - The Sunday Times

This aurally luxuriant collection of Latin settings by five of the finest Tudor composers opens with a masterpiece of its age, William Mundy's vast, ornate and infinitely texturally varied Vox patris caelestis, written in Mary's reign, but resurrecting the pre-Reformation votive antiphon tradition. The singers of Magnificat are acutely responsive to this architecture. At the end comes William Byrd's great 1575 motet Tribue Domine.

The Sunday Times
25 May 2014