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Choir of New College Oxford


MacMillan and His British Contemporaries

Total Playing time: 64'08''   DDD
Recorded 13-15 July 2004 in Douai Abbey
Released 2006
AV 2085

"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

"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." - The Times
"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

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