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BRITTEN, B.: Choral Music (The Sacred Choral Music) (Oxford New College Choir, Higginbottom)

Composer(s):Britten, Benjamin
Artist(s) Oxford New College Choir, Choir • Higginbottom, Edward, Conductor
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue NCR1386
Label Novum
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 19.98



Review By Michael Cookson,MusicWeb International,March 2013

The Choir of New College Oxford maintains its elevated standards with this stunning release. For anyone wishing to explore Britten’s genius for choral writing this is certainly the disc to obtain. Director Edward Higginbottom is fortunate to preside over a choir at the top of their form. The quality of their current crop of boy trebles is astonishing; as good as one is likely to hear. Many choirs supply a sound that is so spotless it verges on the sanitized. Whilst the impeccably prepared Choir of New College provides impeccable unity the individual character of many of the voices is able to shine through. This creates a quite stunning effect yet still conveys an appealing youthful vulnerability. The voices of trebles Jonty Ward and Inigo Jones—first heard on the above

This new Novum disc has the benefit of well focused, highly satisfying sound. This generous collection is the finest available. I cannot imagine these works being sung better. © MusicWeb International Read complete review



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