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The Phoenix Rising

Gramophone reviews The Phoenix Rising

There’s a forthright quality to the voices of Stile Antico, and especially its sopranos, that suits this English repertoire, balancing beauty with an intensity that reminds us that this is the music of protest and oppression as well as faith.

Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone (September 2013)

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The Phoenix Rising

Sinfini Music awards five stars to The Phoenix Rising

Stile Antico is on top of its game here… There’s a rare spaciousness about the conductorless vocal ensemble’s singing, aided by the acoustics of St Jude-on-the-Hill in Hampstead Garden Suburb and terrific recorded sound. But the effect arises chiefly from the mysterious power of Tudor polyphony to elongate clock time and Stile Antico’s corporate empathy for it… Switch off all mobile devices, shut out distractions and simply be with the experience...

Andrew Stewart, Sinfini Music (1 August, 2013)

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