The first reviews of our latest disc, ‘Christmas with the Shepherds’, a collection of Festive music from Renaissance Rome by Jean Mouton, Cristobal de Morales and Annibale Stabile, are in: BBC Music Magazine gave the CD 4 and 5 stars, praising the ‘pleasing feeling for euphonious balances and forward momentum’ and commenting that ‘the works are mellifluously performed here by the seven members of the youthful Marian Consort, who shape the sinuous polyphony with winning pliability.’
Early Music Review calls the disc ‘another scholarly and musically superb disc, with a Christmas flavour – although fare of this quality deserves all-year delectation! Tuning and blend are exemplary, and tempi are well-judged to allow the glorious contrapuntal and antiphonal textures to glow. Recordings like this should be the basis of any serious music collection – go forth and get!’
Should you wish to follow this advice, copies are available here on our website on the recordings page!