Album Review

Posted: Friday 9th November 2012
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A Winter’s Light – MusicWeb International

…the emphasis here is on music written or arranged by contemporary composers…Extracts from Bob Chilcott’s On Christmas Night have the lion’s share, attractive music, but for me the highlight is a peaceful and ethereal arrangement by Jan Sandström of the Prætorius setting of Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen. Even traditionalists can’t complain about the arrangement…There’s plenty of variety, too, with the more solemn mood giving way to secular fun at the end. With the Vasari Singers delivering it all and Naxos providing a good recording this will be regularly on my menu this Christmas.

Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International