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Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany

Original release date: 2016

'With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness'

Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in music from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries celebrating the feast of Epiphany and the journey of the Magi, culminating in Arnold Bax's 1926 a cappella masterpiece, Mater ora filium.

"eloquent and translucent singing" San Francisco Chronicle

"The climax of the disc is the title track, Arnold Bax’s multi-section eight-voice 'Mater ora filium', and here the choir excel themselves, with radiant top Cs from the sopranos and a wide dynamic and expressive range. It’s beautifully shaped by Ross, and sets the seal on a treasurable release.... Just the thing for those who like to continue their seasonal celebrations into the New Year, and a splendid addition to the choir’s ongoing series." -Europadisc
"With rewarding and varied music, marvellously performed, this disc is a sure-fire winner." MusicWeb International
"...Clare College has emerged in recent years to the pinnacle of international recognition, and the fact that Graham Ross corrals these young men and women, who turnover every year, into such a unified and tonally suave unit is a testament to his innate musicality and leadership." 4 stars Audiophile Audition


'the sound is rich and sonorous, the mixed voice parts perfectly balanced and bright in tone....An exceptionally satisfying CD.' 5 stars - Choir & Organ