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Berkeley’s Stabat Mater, an inspired and moving major work, astonishingly receives here its premiere recording. By turns eerie, poignant and powerful, It has scarcely been heard since early, Britten-led performances, and probably never been as well done as here. The Mass, a later work, is a smaller scale work, more austere but no less impressive: here, as well as in short works by Berkeley father and son, the Marian Consort shows itself to be as versatile an ensemble as it is talented.

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