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Here is a lasting memorial in music to the late director of music at King’s College London, and of St Mary’s Bourne Street, David Trendell, who died suddenly in 2014. Under the direction of then acting director of music Gareth Wilson, the 30-strong choir sings with assured intonation and a controlled vibrancy which brings alive the many contemporary works featured here (notably by Francis Pott, Antony Pitts, Matthew Martin, Francis Grier), framed by Byrd, Lhéritier, Clemens non Papa and Palestrina. There are two new settings of the evening canticles. Recorded in St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, the balance of choir and organ is well maintained. For quality of performance and diversity of repertoire, this is an outstanding disc.

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