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Reviews for 'Stabat mater dolorosa'

Date: Wednesday 16 April 2014 12.00pm

Reviews

"carefully chosen, elegantly sequenced, excellently sung: one of the most attractive new Easter recordings of the year" BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
'A great seasonal Easter Release. It's hard to imagine these performances better done.' Classic FM
"This is an outstanding disc. ... I find it hard to believe that the music has ever been better sung than in this searing performance by the Clare choir" Music Web International
"not only a collection of some of the most beautiful choral music to be heard but exciting evidence of the evolving and unique identity of the choir itself. ... All the works on this disc [have] been extensively and intelligently crafted. The singing and, above all, direction are of such consummate musicianship" Gramophone | March 2014
"Graham Ross...cultivates a harmonious balance between music-making for the head and powerful expression for the heart. The approach delivers outstanding results… His choristers reflect the exceptional quality of Cambridge collegiate choral singing, arguably finer today than ever” Sinfini Music | March 2014
Our latest disc, 'Stabat mater dolorosa: Music for Passiontide', contines to receive favourable reviews in the national and international press.  
 
The recording is the second of a major recording series of works for the church year released through Harmonia Mundi USA.  Their debut disc of the series 'Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent' also received favourable reviews and reached the heights of the Specialist Classical Charts.
 
Under the direction of Graham Ross, 'Stabat mater' focuses on the music of Holy Week, featuring a diverse range of works from Victoria, Lassus and Tallis to Bach, Stainer and Duruflé interwoven with a plainchant rendition of the mournful Stabat mater - the traditional medieval poem meditating on the death of Jesus and the grief of his mother.