GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINATION 2008
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE
GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE

"From the very outset of the Gloria it's clear that this is a performance of real distinction … What results is not only music-making of immense power and vibrancy - but also an ability, brilliantly directed by Layton, to capture Poulenc's 'half hooligan, half monk' musical persona … Then, in the final chorus of the Gloria, after the boisterous start, we have a moment of profound sanctity and another, crowned with incredible delicacy by Susan Gritton, of mouth-watering enchantment … It is the vivid sense of unfettered joy in the Gloria and the matchless intensity of feeling revealed in the motets that make this such a gloriously distinguished disc."
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