A selection of M&V 'Mass' articles
CD Spotlight. Gloriously Provocative - Bernstein's Mass, heard by Robert Anderson. '... the scandal and much of the fun is in the "tropes".'
Ensemble. Substantial and Astonishing - Robert Hugill listens to sixteenth century Christmas music sung by the Chapelle du Roi
CD Spotlight. Uncharted Waters - Joshua Pierce plays Schubert, heard by Robert Anderson. '... sensitive pianism ...'
Ensemble. Expert Playing - Music for voices and brass, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Record Box. Vibrant Presentation - A worthy memorial to William Ferris, reviewed by Patric Standford
Ensemble. A perfect marriage of music and theology - Pippa Hare was at the Tudeley Festival's performance of Bach's B minor Mass
CD Spotlight. Rare indeed - The C minor Mass by Johann Simon Mayr, appreciated by Roderic Dunnett. '... spirited, alert and uplifting.'
Ensemble. Dramatic writing - Rex Harley attends a memorable performance of the Victoria Requiem
Ensemble. Devotion and heroism - Ted and Emi Norrish enjoy a musical weekend in Munich
CD Spotlight - Spiritual mysteries. 'This is a great recording of what, I dare to suggest, will come to be recognised as great music.' James MacMillan's music for Westminster Cathedral, considered by David Thompson
Record box - Irresistible beauty - Anonymous 4, with Basil Ramsey