We are delighted to congratulate Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort on winning the BBC Music Magazine Award 2019 in the Choral category. The recording A Rose Magnificat was released on Signum Classics, with music by Tallis, MacMillan, Howells, a world premiere by British composer Matthew Martin, and more.
Recorded last year at Romsey Abbey, the CD has received outstanding reviews:
“Paul McCreesh’s choir is in superlative form for this well-varied programme … The transitions from introspection to elated confidence in Howell’s Salve Regina are beautifully managed by McCreesh and his singers”
Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine*****
“...this exquisitely crafted recital of English Marian motets and Magnificats from the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh. Performances are pristine: carefully balanced and always cleanly tuned, and a more muscular, characterful top line offers a welcome contrast to some of the ensemble’s English rivals. McCreesh’s ear for a contemporary classic is unerring”
Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone
“The radiant purity of the singing is framed by the depth and clarity of the recording, and the choral virtuosity in the title track at the end of the album is breathtaking.”
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019