Our latest CD, The Sun Most Radiant – Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol. 4, was released a week ago and we are thrilled to learn today that it has made its debut at No.11 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart. It has also been listed as a show highlight by the USA radio programme Millennium of Music, and features in the new album listings of Presto Classical and Qobus Classical.
In addition, we are delighted to have received the following review:
Stephen Darlington’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir is … worthy of being recorded, as they triumphantly prove here with another volume of offerings from the Eton Choirbook, a vast collection of English sacred music from the early renaissance. This almost 70-minute offering focuses especially on John Browne, who was writing music between 1480 and 1505. Alongside two other obscure names to most lay people – William Horwood and William Stratford – Darlington and his team offer some fascinating music … the impact is simply the beauty of what is on display, and the sheer quality of the music making, that allows us to reach back more than 500 years to reinvigorate ourselves in an entirely different musical world, with a religious sense, very different to our own. This is for the adventurous, but almost anyone with a taste for choral music will find much to enjoy here.
David Mellor, Classic FM New Album Reviews, 4 August 2016