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damn near perfection

Why bother to review a new recording from The Tallis Scholars? You know just what you'll find ...
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we seem to have used up all the superlatives

In his review of this recording, John Quinn found himself at a loss for words: between us we seem to have used up all the superlatives in earlier reviews of The Tallis Scholars, live and on record.
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Another winner!

Tuning, ensemble and overall shaping are as good as it gets. Highly recommended!
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these devout, elegant works are beautifully blended and paced

The Missa di Dadi owes its name to the depiction of dice ("dadi") before each section, showing how the cantus firmus should be interpreted. The Missa Une mousse de Biscaye is based on a song where a French boy and a Basque girl (the "mousse") are engaged in baffling dialogue. The Tallis Scholars' accounts of these devout, elegant works are beautifully blended and paced.
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both works are magnificent achievements, beautifully sung

Now that I have heard this wonderful recording I am almost ready to rethink the whole thing.
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the musical virtues of this disc are never in question

The Tallis Scholars sing flawlessly on this latest volume in an ongoing Josquin series.
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The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips are brilliant on the latest in the series of recordings

Take a roll of the dice and find the starting point for a new mass. It seems unlikely?
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pliancy and dramatic flair

The small choir of eight voices (females on the top line) is nicely controlled so that the moments of exultation have real impact.
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the singing is outstanding

... they are both fascinating pieces, not just for the music but for the background to their composition. As their titles suggest they involve gambling, the throw of the dice, and the seduction of a young lady from Biscay.
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Wonderful singing - ideal recorded sound

Whilst it’s a delight to hear these Josquin Masses the series does pose a problem to a reviewer. So consistent is the quality of both the music and the performances that one finds it increasingly hard to find anything new to say.
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Recording of the Week on Presto Classical

two beautifully constructed, originally conceived and flawlessly performed masses that unveil layer after layer of their intricate part-writing with each listening
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An awesomely beautiful record

Chosen by BBC Radio 4's "Front Row" as one of the two top Classical albums to give as presents at Christmas.
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A shimmering night of timeless nobility

an oasis of stillness and crystalline light
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a sublime mix of simplicity and complexity

Subtlety may not be the word that springs to mind when you think of Christmas concerts.
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Magically beautiful

10/10 - a demandingly high soprano part, which on this recording steals the show
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it is hard to imagine a more radiant and uplifting performance

5 Stars
Stratospheric and florid treble lines soar over an imperturbable cantus firmus to create a truly ethereal sound.
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The Tallis Scholars’ spectacular new CD is a fantastic recording that will leave your ears ringing rejoicingly

Janet Coxwell and Amy Haworth deliver a stunning display of tonal clarity and stamina, performing with breathtaking control.
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A remarkable disc. Marvellous.

There’s a boldness and confidence to this performance which is utterly disarming - an accuracy and purity of tone that defy belief
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Stellar performances of Renaissance polyphony.

The Tallis Scholars’ perfect intonation is enhanced by their uncanny ability to imbue the performance with meaning and beauty, never departing from the true spiritual significance of these works.
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An exceptional CD

5/5. Corona spinea is a real sound orgy, which remains deeply impressive even after repeated hearings.
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