Wonderfully recorded and performed. Along with the companion CD with the first, third and fourth quartet it is an excellent buy. I prefer this over the alternative recordings of the quartets available by the Dante Quartet. If you are new to Rubbra after a few listenings you will be a convert. Martin Roscoe's singing of the songs is exquisite and well matches the Maggini Quartet.
The music has a large romantic, melodic and spiritual element but at first appears densely written, seemingly because of the contrapuntal compositional approach used by Rubbra. The music requires a couple of hearings, then it blossoms on the ear and gets better and better.
Buy and enjoy along with the companion CD.