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This welcome first recording devoted to Judith Weir’s choral music makes one wonder why the long delay. Spanning the quarter-century from 1983’s luminous, organ-accompanied Ascending into Heaven to the magisterial setting of Psalm 148, with its striking trombone commentary, this pristinely delivered compendium shows Weir to be an adroitly intelligent setter of text and acutely sensitive to the possibilities of the mixed voices of the Gonville & Caius choir. Two organ works, Wild Mossy Mountains and Ettrick Banks, provide pleasing punctuation.

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