A Rose Magnificat
Music by Tallis, Warlock, MacMillan et al
Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh
Signum  SIGCD536

Paul McCreesh’s sublime choral disc comes up fresh as a daisy and as colourful as a stained-glass window

“The idea of building a program around pieces that illuminate each other is interesting, But it does take an awful lot of time and you do drive yourself absolutely bloody crazy getting to where you want to get.”  Paul McCreesh

T he latest recording from Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort is not one of their customary blockbusters. There is still plenty of impressive music, but the grandeur is generated through top-notch a cappella singing rather than a cast of thousands. This bouquet of Marian music by English composers has blooms plucked from the Tudor period interspersed with offerings from this century and last.