Classical Reviews/Choral

21 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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This program of 19 chants consists of the Mass for Easter with a few Office chants, all sung according to the Sarum use, the variant version...

For the first disc, Harry Christophers writes of returning to “our grass roots,” the Tudor era. The program introduces three composers whose lives encompass the entire...


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Just in time for Easter we have appropriate newly issued volumes in a rival series of “restituted” (restored) melodies of Mass Propers. Both were included in...

The monks of this new abbey in Oklahoma issued their first recording privately, and it was reviewed here ( Fanfare 36:5) with considerable acclaim. There were...

Back in 2009, J. F. Weber reviewed the first volume in this series ( Fanfare 33:2). Browne, Lambe, Davy, and Cornysh were also featured; only Fawkyner...

Inspired by engagement with the natural world, this disc presents song cycles or individual songs celebrating this most precious of links. It is also intended to...


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This is a collection of 22 hymns, identified not by composer but by the traditional hymn-tune names. I turned at once to Picardy, or “Let all...

The Tower of London actually contains two chapels, one to St. John the Evangelist and the other the grimly appropriate St. Peter in Chains. They have...