MORALES Mass McCreesh 4491432
. . . the reality is that it is a superb recording of one of Morales's bestknown Masses placed within a context that highlights and complements it in Paul McCreesh's usual imaginative fashion. All the chant appropriate to the Mass is there . . . Morales's setting is of a restrained beauty, but also of considerable power. The Gabrieli Consort understands both these characteristics very well, never diminishing the work by exaggerating the former, nor distorting it by overblowing the latter, and conveying a sure grasp of the way the music's architecture is achieved through Morales's tremendous melodic ability.