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Notes & Reviews:
A beautiful and accessible album that will appeal to the millions of people who were inspired by BBC America's The Choir! Treasures of Christ Church is a special, newly recorded collection spanning 500 years of English choral music, performed from original manuscripts, that uncovers the unique history of music at Christ Church, Oxford. All of the composers on Treasures had an association with Christ Church (whose hallowed halls were famously seen in the Harry Potter films), stretching back to the tenure of John Taverner; through Tallis, Handel, Purcell, and Byrd; to present-day world premiere recordings of works by John Rutter and Howard Goodall. The packaging features striking visuals, with photographs of original manuscripts on pristinely preserved parchment and leather-bound, gold-embossed scores. The promotional video will take viewers through the unrivalled archives and include interviews with Stephen Darlington as well as the composers.
Sunday Times, 15th January 2012
A varied recital, beautifully sung by one of the finest Oxbridge college choirs.
The lower adult voices have as much dynamic strength and colour as the trebles, resulting in satisfying polyphonic textures in the early music and sonorous chordal harmonies in the more recent compositions...A very enjoyable CD, thanks to the rewarding choice of music and the magnificent performances of all the singers and instrumentalists; a recording to treasure.
BBC Music Magazine
The unison singing of the exposed sections in the Howells is particularly notable, impressively unanimous in its nuanced expressivity...Overall, this is a splendidly recorded and packaged snapshot of a great choral institution, still going as strongly as ever.
Classic FM Magazine
The boys' voices are rich and powerful in Taverner's Christe Jesu: they know an expressive line when they see one. Their heartbreaking simplicity in the seasonal Bethlehem Down shows they understand how to work the crowd at a carol service.
Personnel: Gregory Suter, Robert Opoku (tenor); James Trickey, Nicholas Ashby, Tom Bennett, William Robinson (bass voice); Clive Driskill-Smith (organ).
Recording information: The chapel of Merton College, Oxford, England (03/21/2011-03/23/2011).
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