'Path of Miracles' by Joby Talbot has some heart-burstingly beautiful passages and is generally full of interest musically and in other ways. It is created around highlights of the pilgrim's physical and spiritual journey to Santiago de Compostela and stories surrounding St. James. The infectious rhythms, extraordinary timbres, gorgeous harmonies and melodies and the in part 'fantastic', in part lovely text from Robert Dickinson blend into something truly inspired and inspiring. Directed by Nigel Short, Tenebrae, with their magnificent collection of voices and masterful technique, manage to do full justice to a demanding, unaccompanied, vocal score. A really wonderful CD.
I heard a snippet of Tenebrae on the radio, and then looked up and found their CD on Amazon. I was a little disapointed because it was a bit more out-of-the-ordinary than I had expected - somewhat difficult to follow in places - and not a conventional selection of music. Having said that, if you like this kind of thing, this is a very well produced CD, just not my kind of choir music. I suppose I was expecting something a bit like the King Singers, I should have reviewed the music on the page before I bought it.