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Down by the Sea

 

Norman Lebrecht, Sinfini Music, July 2013 *****

Album of the Week 22 July and Choral Album of the Year

At the risk of prejudicing any latecomers and with 2013 barely half gone, I declare this release to be my choral album of the year. I’d be stupefied if anything stronger comes long. …Terrific stuff.

 

David Mellor, Classic FM, New Releases Show, July 2013

Simply lovely. I cannot recommend this disc too highly

 

Philip Reed, Choir and Organ, October 2013

Under founder-director Hilary Campbell, Blossom Street offers an attractive programme that shows off the group’s best qualities: impeccable balance between the voice parts (the sweet-voiced sopranos are especially appealing) and excellent intonation.  

 

Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, October 2013

It is some indication of the quality of the 23 singers in Blossom Street that all the solos are outstanding, pure and true…. The recording is excellent, vivid and immediate with a nice feeling of atmosphere.

Sleep, Holy Babe

 

David Mellor, The Mail on Sunday, November 2011 *****

Campbell, who contributes an attractive carol of her own, Sleep My Dreaming One, has chosen music that is reflective rather than extrovert, tonal but never facile, and with real spiritual depth. I love it.



Brian Wilson, Download Roundup, MusicWeb International, December 2011

The music is a sheer delight and the performances good enough for me to predict that I shall be listening to this a good deal this Christmas and beyond.

 

Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph, December 2011

The vocal ensemble Blossom Street has cast its net wide to find a broad spectrum of lullabies ranging from a 16th-century O Emanuel to a modern setting by Daniel Burges of the words of the Coventry Carol, together with other contemporary treatments of sacred or soothing texts, sensitively sung.



Mark Pullinger, International Record Review, December 2011

A disc of lullabies seems like asking for trouble, however beautifully sung, but the quality of musical inspiration on 'Sleep, holy Babe' means that I never once threatened to doze off, despite a late-night glass of mulled wine or two! Solo singing is of a consistently high standard and Blossom Street's voices blend well.

A Short While for Dreaming

 

Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine, August 2014 ****

Seven premiere recordings here, in a programme offering a genuine expansion in our understanding of Warlock. The Full Heart, in eight parts, is particularly striking. Gorgeous sound; highly engaging, dedicated performances.

 

Philip Reed, Choir and Organ Magazine, July 2014

It’s a very enjoyable programme ... Campbell and her chamber-sized choir Blossom Street give committed readings of this repertoire, which time and again reveals Warlock’s highly attuned sensitivity to text. 

 

Steven Whitehead, Cross Rhythms, March 2014

Everything in this collection is enjoyable. Credit for this must go to Hilary Campbell and her Blossom Street singers who sound lovely. Five of the 20 tracks are world premiere recordings so dedicated followers of Peter Warlock will be keen to hear this. Those who know him only for "Bethlehem Down" will enjoy making his better acquaintance and all who have an interest in English choral music will appreciate this digital-only release.

 

Brian Wilson, MusicWeb Internation, April 2014

I’m happy to have the familiar here, such as Bethlehem Down, for the sake of so much that is unfamiliar – there are six world premiere recordings here… This being Peter Warlock, there’s nothing prim and proper – The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi is really spooky – and the performances match the music. The recording is good, too.

 

This Day

 

David Denton - David's Review Corner, January 2019 

Personal favourites come from Elizabeth Maconchy with This Day, and Nicola LeFanu’s perfectly shaped Misterium mirabile. The release continues my admiration for Blossom Street and their conductor, Hilary Campbell. Here containing twelve female singers, it is ideally balanced, and mercifully avoids those searing sopranos that have become fashionable elsewhere.

 

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