Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort in a collection of works that explores the diverse and extensive body of works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary over the centuries. Music by Tallis, MacMillan, Howells and Leighton frames the world premiere of a new work by the young British composer, Matthew Martin: a setting of the Magnificat, interpolated with verses from the atmospheric medieval poem ‘There is no rose’.
Gabrieli are world-renowned interpreters of great vocal and instrumental repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Formed as an early music ensemble by Paul McCreesh in 1982, Gabrieli has both outgrown and remained true to its original identity through its live performances and award-winning recordings for their Winged Lion label.
Limelight’s Vocal Recording of 2018
★★★★★ Choir and Organ
Another winner from the Gabrieli’s… this CD is thoroughly to be recommended – Cathedral Music Magazine
The Gabrieli Consort, under McCreesh, give an outstanding performance that is caught in superb sound by the Signum engineers – iClassical
Excellent recorded sound sets the seal on another outstanding issue from this outstanding team – BBC Music Magazine
another triumph, helped by the wonderful acoustic of Romsey Abbey, captured with typical skill by the expert engineers of Signum – MusicWeb International