Reviews

every choir director in town should have been there ...

Sarah Bryan Miller, St Louis Post-Dispatch

March 26, 2017

Phillips and his choir may be the best at this repertoire in the world, giving a practically flawless performance

damn near perfection

Andrew Green, Early Music Today

December 01, 2016

Why bother to review a new recording from The Tallis Scholars? You know just what you'll find ...

we seem to have used up all the superlatives

Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International

November 28, 2016

In his review 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.

Another winner!

Alastair Harper, EarlyMusicReview.com

November 17, 2016

Tuning, ensemble and overall shaping are as good as it gets. Highly recommended!

these devout, elegant works are beautifully blended and paced

Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times

November 13, 2016

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.

both works are magnificent achievements, beautifully sung

David Fallows, Gramophone

November 07, 2016

Now that I have heard this wonderful recording I am almost ready to rethink the whole thing.

the musical virtues of this disc are never in question

Graham Rickson, theartsdesk.com

October 28, 2016

The Tallis Scholars sing flawlessly on this latest volume in an ongoing Josquin series.

The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips are brilliant on the latest in the series of recordings

Richard Fairman, The Financial Times

October 27, 2016

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

pliancy and dramatic flair

Anthony Pryer, BBC Music Magazine

October 27, 2016

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

Wonderful singing - ideal recorded sound

John Quinn, MusicWeb International

October 24, 2016

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.

Recording of the Week on Presto Classical

David Smith, Presto Classical Newsletter

October 20, 2016

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

An awesomely beautiful record

Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 4, Front Row

December 09, 2015

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

A shimmering night of timeless nobility

Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen

December 08, 2015

an oasis of stillness and crystalline light

a sublime mix of simplicity and complexity

James R. Oestreich, New York Times

December 06, 2015

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

Magically beautiful

Frank Pothoven, Luister (Netherlands)

December 03, 2015

10/10 - a demandingly high soprano part, which on this recording steals the show

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