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The Choir of New College Oxford
Robert Patterson, Nicholas Wearne organ
Directed by Edward Higginbottom
"Volume 2 in this ‘Twentieth-Century Masters’ series is an all-British programme, spearheaded by two James MacMillan pieces ... both eliciting lean, clear-toned performances from Higginbottom’s choir. ... The choir’s performances in this second volume are of uniformly high quality"
BBC Music Magazine
1 O sing unto the Lord
2 Christus vincit
3 Ecce beatam lucem
4 Libera nos
5 On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
6 Into thy hands
7 Love bade me welcome
8 Since I believe
9 A prayer of St Augustine
10 Surrexit Christus
11 Jesu, dulcis memoria
12 Whitsun Carol, Op.115b
13 Salve Regina
Total Playing time: 64'08'' DDD
Recorded 13-15 July 2004 in Douai Abbey
"This is one of the finest choral discs to have come my way for some time. I rejoice to find clear evidence that so much high quality music is being written for liturgical use by composers of today."
International Record Review
"This disc captures the choir of 2004, who sail through the programme with bright clarity. Pride of place goes to Johnathan Dove: his Ecce beatam lucem is a real charmer."
"New College Choir..brings the ideal combination of vocal freshness and consummate experience to this music, with commendable individual standout solos exemplifying the standard of the ensemble as a whole. The recording has admirable atmosphere and transparency."
The Daily Telegraph