|'This is all very lovely, and, no, that is not a euphemism for boring. The composer lives up to his ideal of music as well crafted, beautiful sound, and the performances conform. No jagged edge or incompatible vibration obtrudes upon the perfect blend of choral tone. The style is careful over the shading and shaping of phrases, the effect beneficent and reverential. The programme is similarly comforting in sound and manner, at its centre the Mass, Rheinberger’s acknowledged choral masterpiece, in the comforting key of E flat.'