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'...The performance achieves astonishing power, but not at the expense of clarity nor, where necessary, tenderness...it is hard to imagine that could soon be superseded.'

"'...The performance achieves astonishing power, but not at the expense of clarity nor, where necessary, tenderness...it is hard to imagine that could soon be superseded.'"

The Journal of the Friends of Cathedral Music, 1st May 2021


Howells: Missa Sabrinensis (HYPERION)

A superlative disc in every regard

"A superlative disc in every regard"

Music Web International, written by William Kreindler, 18th October 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

‘The resulting recording is nothing short of extraordinary...’

"‘The resulting recording is nothing short of extraordinary...’"

Limelight Magazine written by Tony Way, 28th August 2020


Howells: Missa Sabrinensis (Hyperion)

A gripping Howells masterpiece, newly edited and superbly performed.

"A gripping Howells masterpiece, newly edited and superbly performed."

MusicWeb International, written by William Hedley, 18th August 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

the Bach Choir under their musical director David Hill respond to Todd's soundworld with sensitivity and commitment.

"the Bach Choir under their musical director David Hill respond to Todd's soundworld with sensitivity and commitment."

Choir & Organ magazine, written by Philip Reed, 26th June 2020


LONDON / RECORDED AT ST JUDE’S CHURCH, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON / 2018 / SIGNUM CLASSICS

Willcocks also had a long association with the Bach Choir, who are fitting performers, along with the BBC Concert Orchestra, of this challenging, rhapsodic piece in a new recording (Hyperion) conducted by David Hill.

"Willcocks also had a long association with the Bach Choir, who are fitting performers, along with the BBC Concert Orchestra, of this challenging, rhapsodic piece in a new recording (Hyperion) conducted by David Hill."

The Observer, written by Fiona Maddocks, 6th June 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

The recording quality is superb as are all the performers, though Helena Dix stands out in her liquid navigation of the high soprano lines.

"The recording quality is superb as are all the performers, though Helena Dix stands out in her liquid navigation of the high soprano lines."

British Music Society newsletter, written by Paul RW Jackson, 1st June 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

...if you are a Howells admirer but have yet to invest in a recording of Missa Sabrinensis the Hill disc is a clear front runner...

"...if you are a Howells admirer but have yet to invest in a recording of Missa Sabrinensis the Hill disc is a clear front runner..."

Music Web International, written by John Quinn, 20th May 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

...Howell’s Missa Sabrinesis is a masterpiece, its true genius revealed in this exceptionally sensitive performance, recorded so lucidly that it defies its reputation for being difficult to perform. This is essential listening for anyone into Howells and the true greatness of his work...

"...Howell’s Missa Sabrinesis is a masterpiece, its true genius revealed in this exceptionally sensitive performance, recorded so lucidly that it defies its reputation for being difficult to perform. This is essential listening for anyone into Howells and the true greatness of his work..."

Opera Today, written by Anne Ozorio, 19th May 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)

It’s an electrifying performance: one of those you never knew you were waiting for but can’t imagine now ever doing without.

"It’s an electrifying performance: one of those you never knew you were waiting for but can’t imagine now ever doing without."

The Gramophone, written by Alexandra Coghlan, 15th May 2020


HOWELLS: MISSA SABRINENSIS (HYPERION)