Although I like the hymn selection and they are all beautifully sung I am not a fan of descants and there are rather a lot of them on these discs. I find that usually descants are sung so loudly that they blot out the main tune which is annoying.
Nice music performed by well organized choirs. Those heavenly spirit filled melodious voices especially the choristers of Kings college Cambridge are helping our Savior to win souls through the messages and melodies that these music imparts in the inner being of man. I am very lucky to have this. I wish hymn lovers will one day unite to promote sacred music of ancient era in their respective countries and make sure that music like these do not suffer extinction.
Sing along with the most beautiful voices I've heard in a long time. It's a lovely gift for a friend who hasn't been able to get to church for a while perhaps because of illness. I'm sure that they'd be thrilled to receive it.
Here are 100 of the best hymns from all traditions. No doubt even with this splendid assortment some will say "Why not more from the English Hymnal" or " Why not more Catholic hymns" or "Wesley seems to have been treated badly" But most will say, like me, that this is a first-class, and carefully considered, collection of those hymns which most of us know and love no matter what our denomination. That is why I highly recommend it. Play it for yourself or persuade your church to use it.