This recording is outstanding in any number of ways. Even if you buy it in the original CD release, rather than this new SACD re-release, you'll find, first of all, a recording that beautifully captures the color and pure tonal beauty of these voices singing in a period style. Unlike some recordings made in an over-resonant acoustic that muddies the sound, the balance here between direct sound and hall ambience is really perfect. Next, Savall's interpretation is straightforward and reveals the melodic and harmonic beauty of this piece without the overly mannered approach of some other interpreters, even well-regarded ones such as Jacobs on Harmonia Mundi. Some have felt that Savall's tempos are too slow, and while they are fairly measured (in most cases similar to Jacobs though), this is after all church music, and Savall presents it in an appropriately reverential style, but with moments of stunning beauty such as the closing of the Lauda Jerusalem passage. So for beautiful voices in a natural acoustic setting, coupled with a straightforward, natural, and unmannered style, this is hard to beat. A single-CD issue in a similar style, with similarly appealing results, can be found in Florian Heyerick's performance on the Rene Gailly label. That too features beguilingly beautiful vocal work and shows that more energetic tempos can also work in this music.