Collection: Exultate Deo

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Composer(s):
Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Parsons, Philips, Tallis, Tye, Viadana
Works:
Polyphony by Palestrina, Byrd, Parsons, Viadana, Tallis, Philips, Allegri, Tye,
Performer:
Joseph Cullen (organ); Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O’Donnell
Label:
Hyperion
Catalogue Number:
CDA 66850 DDD
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
The reputation of England’s flagship Roman Catholic choir goes before it, and is well maintained here. The disc mixes the repertoire the choir is best known for – continental Renaissance polyphony – with English music of the same period: less familiar recorded territory for them, to which they add their own touch – a richer, creamier sound than the pure ‘white’ of most Anglican cathedral choirs, and more than a hint of Romantic expression. Janet Banks
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