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The Assumption of the Virgin by Jean-François De Troy (1679-1752)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France / Lauros / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67748
Recording details: July 2008
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: July 2009
Total duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds

'Westminster Cathedral's 19 Lay Clerks give a beautifully paced rendition of Victoria's rarely performed (and even less often recorded) Missa Gaudeamus … the choral blend is—as might be expected—superb and exquisitely balanced. The countertenors soar to amazing heights without the slightest hint of strain … this benchmark recording is another superb addition to both Hyperion's and Westminster Cathedral's illustrious Victoria discography' (Gramophone)

'It makes a compelling whole, sung with rapt purity by the male voices of Westminster Cathedral choir' (The Guardian)

'Close-up, full-throated and passionate' (International Record Review)

'The men of Westminster Cathedral Choir make a stunning sound … beautifully sung' (Classic FM Magazine)

'An elaborate musical mosaic, the appeal of which owes much to the atmospheric depths of the Westminster acoustic, beautifully captured on this recording' (Financial Times)

Assumpta est Maria
composer
mode 8
author of text
Offertory at Mass for the Assumption of the Virgin

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