There was an earthiness in the more rumbustious items that 12th century pilgrims sang (or might have sung) on the road to the cathedral of Santiago da Compostela. Not even Victoria’s sublime Agnus Dei and Ave Maria surpassed the innocent freshness of another setting of the latter text, by one Javier Busto. The choir’s corporate discipline is outstanding but it has fine individual voices, too, as one soloist proved in an item from the same section.

Mike Allen, the News

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