Ancient and modern sit side by side to magical effect in this third album from ORA, Suzi Digby’s superb mixed-voice choir. Woven among some of the most powerful choral works by the greatest of 16th-century choral composers, Thomas Tallis, are eight modern works, most commissioned by the group. Tallis provides the inspiration—and sets the bar very high—and the contemporary responses are wonderfully characterful and imaginative. Alongside Tallis’s magnificent outpourings, the highlights are Kerry Andrew’s "Archbishop Parker’s Psalm 150", Alec Roth’s "Night Prayer" and Ken Burton’s haunting, spiritual-like "Many are the Wonders".
Archbishop Parker’s Psalter: I. Man Blest No Doubt