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Music for Compline

Music for Compline wins CHOC du Monde de la Musique

These polyphonic settings, true “songs of the night”, glow with a mystical radiance, whose most poetic nuances are captured by the young vocal ensemble Stile Antico… One is struck by the maturity and acute sensitivity of this interpretation… Stile Antico demonstrate a joy in their singing which is literally euphoric.

Marc Desmet, Monde de la Musique (February 2007)

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Praise from Philadelphia

This is superb singing that’s also blessed – I mean that literally – with profound delicacy and reverence. You sense the group is singing for its own spiritual good, with a combination of relaxed, introspective tempos and inner conviction.

David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer (11 February, 2007)

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Opus Haute Définition’s verdict on Music for Compline

On its first recording for Harmonia Mundi, the young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico reaches the very highest level. Their performance achieves a perfect balance between polyphonic clarity and sense of colour. Breathing as one, the members of Stile Antico give an ideal luminosity to their singing… Indispensable.

Jean-Jacques Millo, Opus Haute Définition (30 January, 2007)

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Music for Compline receives the Diapason d’Or

With a magnificent tonal palette and bold choices of dynamics, the interpretation is remarkably cohesive and inventive… At the close of this rich office, the spell is such that we are convinced, in the words of Baudelaire, the twilight poet par excellence, that “the world falls asleep in a warm light”.

David Fiala, Diapason (February 2007)

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