This CD includes some of the most familiar devotional texts such as Ave Maria, Salve Regina and the Magnificat as well as more rapturous works. The pieces are in four sections and each is introduced by a piece of chant.
“This appealingly winsome choral Marian garland… is presented in four sections, each introduced by Gregorian chants, and spanning a vast swathe of sacred music, ranging from the 12th-century Hildegard of Bingen to Herbert Howells… Throughout the singing is perfectly poised and polished. Diction, phrasing, intonation and dynamic shading are all first rate.”
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