on 26 May 2011
I bought this because I'd become interested in Thomas Tallis's music from watching The Tudors, and it is the most played album both on my computer and mp3. I love so many of the tracks - Miserere just sweeps you away and Spem in Alium is rapturous. I found a couple of the modern tracks (A hymn to the mother of God and Una Hora)nerve grating - I guess I'm just not sophisticated enough with music to appreciate the disharmony - but the great majority of the tracks are truly sublime. I was listening to this on my mp3 while making a display after school one day and people commented that whatever I was listening to must be a great chillout album. NB, it is a bad idea to burst into singing along with the Magnificat whilst at work.
on 12 March 2015
Title says it all on this CD. Sixteen are always sublime and the range of pieces shows that off here, from well-known ,Allegri to less familiar Scarlatti , Tallis to Bernstein - all a joy. Wonderful "time out" music to transport you to another plane - recommended to the stressed in search of peace and contemplative calm.
On a less spiritual note, this is also excellent value for money at 155.04 running time. Buy it.