Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia

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COMPOSERS: Purcell
LABELS: Brilliant Classics
WORKS: Hail Bright Cecilia
PERFORMER: Soloists; Gabrieli Consort and Players/ Paul McCreesh
CATALOGUE NO: 94068

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There are superior rival recordings of this work. In two solos, tenor Charles Daniels strains audibly on top notes, and in the final chorus the ensemble is ragged. The Gabrieli Players perform brilliantly, but can’t overcome the shortcomings elsewhere in this performance. Berta Joncus