rfm005 | Yorkshire, England | 07/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across this CD in a batch of discs at a car boot sale and it has turned out to be my "find" of the year. The CD is worth buying for the wonderful choral piece Vexilla Regis but the other items on the CD are almost as enjoyable.Even though Bryn Terfel is not particularly prominent, as a previous reviewer has noted, this in no way detracts from the disc unless you have bought it simply as a fan of his. The performances seem to me to be first class as you would expect from this label and conductor.The style of writing reminds me quite a bit of Vaughan Williams particularly in the choral pieces but there are lots of really good melodies and exciting passages.Once again though, listen to Vexilla Regis in particular - it is a real discovery and should be much better known!"
Don't judge this CD by its cover
rfm005 | 02/19/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I feel cheated. Seeing a current photo of Bryn Terfel conveyed to me that he was a primary vocalist on this CD. Although the music is enjoyable, I really expected to hear him. If he's heard on this CD, I've missed him. My error confirms the old adage modified to "you can't judge a CD by its cover!!""