A cluster of choral miniatures culminating in one of Finzi`s most intense, visionary masterpieces: this is some of the most exquisite English choral writing of the last century.
Trinity’s mixed young adults are effortless in the ease with which they respond to Layton’s exacting demands. The ground is hit running with a Magnificat whose iterations of the word ‘magnify’ explode in radiant exultation, cutting through the impeccably English collegiate timbres that lubricate Finzi’s flowing lines. BBC ****
What a beautifully crafted disc this is - not just in its quality (and it really is Trinity at their absolute best) but also in its shape and programming...Uplifting, moving, poignant, triumphant – this gloriously, lovingly performed recital of Finzi’s music fully reflects the breadth of the composer’s masterly skill at writing for choir. Gramophone