Choral music by Kenneth Leighton and James MacMillan
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
directed by Paul Spicer, organ David Saint
"Pitching some of the full chords demands absolute security from each line and, considering that the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir consists of only 24 voices and is frequently required to subdivide....it emerges with flying colours....an original and very welcome and well-executed release"
International Record Review July/August 2011
" ..impressive recording...authoritative performances...Anyone interested in contemporary choral music should invest in this disc - warmly recommended ."
***** Choir & Organ July/august 2011
"In every way quite superb" Yorkshire Post 17.6.11
"This is another outstanding disc from the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir....Splendidly recorded and packaged with an excellent booklet, this disc is another feather in the caps of Birmingham Conservatoire and of Regent. More please!"
MusicWeb August 2011
“...the singing from this student ensemble is inspiring for its lovely tone and all-pervading sense of innigkeit….One of the nicest English anthologies to have crossed the choral desk for some time” American Record Guide reviewing REGCD274 May/June 2008
God’s grandeur – Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) (4:36)
Laudi alla Vergine Maria – James MacMillan (b.1959) (7:32)
Missa Sancti Thomae – Leighton (20:02)*
Agnus Dei (3:20)
The Song of the Lamb – MacMillan (7:21)*
Invocation – MacMillan (5:38)*
Quam dilecta! – Leighton (7:51)*
Cantos Sagrados – MacMillan (22:23)
I Identity (8:38)
II Virgin of Guadalupe (7:48)
III Sun Stone (5:57)
* First recording
Total playing time: 74:56