Westminster Cathedral Choir: Miserere / Baker
Catalog: CDA 67938
This recording from the Westminster Cathedral Choir demonstrates the splendors of the liturgy in the simultaneously solemn and joyful period of Lent. On Miserere, masterworks from the Renaissance - familiar from Westminster Cathedral Choir's previous award-winning recordings - alternate with works by former organists of the cathedral (all themselves masters of liturgical composition) and all are linked by the plainchant that is at the spiritual heart of this music. Hearing music like this in context - recorded in the unique acoustic of the cathedral - perfectly replicates the live experience for the listener.