I heard this CD on Classic FM and bought it that day. It's just beautiful! The whole programme makes for a lovely and varied disc too. The opening three tracks are stunning in their simplicity - such clear lines. More exuberant compositions are nestled in the middle - especially the two Canticle settings. The performances under Timothy Brown are really vibrant and rich - just one of the best discs (choral or otherwise) I've heard in a long time.
What a combination! It's like the perfect team - producer/composer/director/choir. Everything comes together here and it's very varied all the way through in terms of pace and style. Definitely a voice to keep watching!
This truly is an excellent CD. I have been waiting for a complete CD of Tarik O'Regan's compositions since I first heard (and have had the pleasure to sing) some of his compositions. All the tracks show what a talented and varied composer he is. Not only is the music compelling to listen to, but also very accessible. This is a 'must have' for people who enjoy choral music. I am still bowled over at the energetic beauty of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. If anyone gets the chance to hear these compositions 'live' they are even better. Moreover, the Choir of Clare College under the direction of Timothy Brown perform these complex and difficult pieces excellently.
Like others, I think, I heard extracts from this on MPR recently and it just blew me away. The singing is so clear, yet resonant and the music is really just something so new to me (and others). The main thing is that it's not the usual slow stuff that seems to pour out of the speakers when new choral music is released - a lot of this disc is rhythmically interesting and really vibrant. 10/10!