John Taverner brought the English florid style to its culmination; his music is quite unlike anything written by his continental contemporaries. In his debut recording with the critically acclaimed Edinburgh choir, Duncan Ferguson presents this music with forces akin to those of the sixteenth century – a small number of children and a larger number of men. The singers respond with an emotional authencity born of the daily round of liturgical performance.
"The second Agnus Dei is particularly memorable: these young singers' pleasure in their music-making is simply infectious."
"Treble voices surf high on huge waves of polyphony in the extraordinary Missa Corona Spinea, while smaller items display the same freshness, purity and liturgical glow. Duncan Ferguson, the Master of Music, is plainly a wizard"