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Gloriæ Dei Cantores is dedicated to producing high-fidelity recordings that capture the authenticity and energy of live performance. The widely reviewed discography of Gloriæ Dei Cantores reflects over 30 years of choral artistry.

“The recorded sound captures the space…conveying its resonance while retaining clarity of lines and voicing…SACD in two-channel stereo…found the listening experience thrilling.”
Fanfare
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“…An ethereal effect…acoustically resplendent…beautiful, affecting music.”
The Chicago Tribune
(The Doctrine of Wisdom)

“With superb sound quality, the recording captures the fine acoustic of the Church of the Transfiguration.”
New York Classical Review
(Stabat Mater)

“Superbly performed and well recorded.”
MusicWeb International
(The Doctrine of Wisdom)

“Put on a Gloriae Dei Cantores SACD on your surround sound stereo and be
transported to a timeless place of eternal beauty.”
Kansas City Star
(The Chants of Angels)

“9/9 An exemplary American sound.”
Classics Today
(Stabat Mater)

“Rich sonorities…wonderful sound…Their home…is an acoustical marvel.”
American Record Guide
(Joy and Gladness)

“The recording…is an intimate affair. The listener seems to have a seat in about the fifth row…But there is still a generous sense of ambience here, and in louder passages the sound swells to envelope you as you listen, at least in SACD surround mode. Stimulating – an excellent way to experience the special sound world Liszt creates in his choral music.”
Audiophile Audition
(Faith of My Heart: Sacred Music of Liszt)

“The engineering in stereo and surround is first-rate…the vivid presence of the singers is likely part of the impact these performances create, and the relative closeness more than once reveals details not heard in other recordings.”
Fanfare
(Stabat Mater)

“Expansive and sumptuous…exceptional sonics and engineering.”
All About Jazz
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“The sound…is first rate.”
Audiophile Audition
(Eclipse: The Voice of Jean Langlais)

“…Superb job capturing the sound…in a resonant acoustic.”
Classical CD
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“The surround sound is excellent, well-balanced and well-filled.”
Audiophile Audition
(The Chants of Mary)

“…splendid…outstanding surround sound.”
Fanfare
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“Engineering is expert, favoring clarity.”
Fanfare
(The Chants of Christmas)

“The quality of recording is superior…audiophiles will want this…an excellent recording.”
Christian Retailing
(Gregorian Requiem)

“…significant contribution to the Howells discography…unique and flavorful sound they bring to…the spacious hi-res surround sound.”
Audiophile Audition
(Herbert Howells)

“Outstanding multi-channel audio placing the listener right inside the resonant church.”
Classical CD Reviews
(Stabat Mater)

“…expertly engineered offering realistic, detailed choral sound, properly balanced with the orchestra, in an acoustic that’s warm yet enhanced with an enlivening resonance.”
Classics Today
(Mozart: Rare Choral Works)

“…we are fortunate to have these dedicated performances beautifully recorded.”
Classical CD Review
(Hovhanness: From the Ends of the Earth)

“The super audio hybrid programming pays off with an efficiently realized presence that is warm without being stuffy and crystalline without being sharp edged.”
All About Jazz
(Stabat Mater)

“Recorded sound is especially ravishing…warm, yet detailed acoustic.”
American Record Guide
(Masters of the Renaissance)

“The…rich sound…enfolds the listener in a cozy sonic splendor.”
American Record Guide
(Eternal Light)

“…this spacious and well-balanced Super Audio sound adds a dimension of projection and sonic splendor that only doubles the value of this already much-desirable disc.”
Fanfare
(Unto Ages of Ages)

“The presence of the choir and orchestra is intimate and spacious at the same time, with all nuances of voice and instrument flawlessly presented to the listener…”
OrthoChristian.com
(Stabat Mater)

“We recorded this album at The Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. This outstanding acoustic space, constructed of solid block materials and designed by one of our very great acousticians helped created the visual acoustic staging and perceptual reality needed for serious involved listening.”
Keith O. Johnson, Grammy-award winning Sound Engineer, Reference Recordings
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“The SACD stereo sound of this release is excellent. Although it was recorded in a church, reverberation is not excessive, prominent enough to confer an appropriate glow to the sound but with no blurring. The choral textures are clear and detailed, with precise definition of the different choral groupings.”
Fanfare,
(Stabat Mater)

“Sonics (Stereo) 5 Stars – Sumptuous and detailed DSD recording.”
HRAudio.net
(Stabat Mater)

“…Brilliant recording…for mastering and engineering…Listening to the 5.1 tracks, with the volume on my system louder than usual, I was thrilled about their clarity, transparency and wide dynamics, aided by capturing at a hi-res-PCM rate…sheer beauty…of the marvels of the recording.”
HR Audio.net (5 star Multi-channel Sonics)
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“Technically, the sound image is spatially wide and at the same time highly concentrated, and appropriately staggered.”
Klassik
(Stabat Mater)

“Excellent sound…A splendid achievement.”
MusicWeb International
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“The sound…has a lively resonance…while preserving detail.”
Classics Today
(Appalachian Sketches)

“The spaciousness and keen acoustical balance of the recording site, the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, Massachusetts, provides personality of its own, as though weaving together chorus, musicians, and overtones in an invisible textured web.”
ConcertoNet.com
(Stabat Mater)

“The Super Audio sound is exceptionally alive and vibrant”
Audiophile Audition
(The Chants of the Holy Spirit)

“Exceptionally well-recorded”
Classics Today
(Rheinberger)

“Intonation is spot on, emotional fervency at a high level, and the Super Audio recording captures them in all their magnificent fullness.”
Audiophile Audition
(Stabat Mater)

“…a superlative recording…beyond glorious.”
Buffalo News
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“The recorded sound is spacious and reverberant.”
Fanfare
(By the Rivers of Babylon)

“The sound recording is remarkably airy, freeing the voices and strings, making them celestial and soaring. The SACD support gives a perfect balance.”
Res Musica
(Stabat Mater)

“A stunning effect…resonant space employed to excellent effect.”
Fanfare
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“…beautifully recorded.”
American Record Guide
(He Has Heard my Voice: Psalms of Faithfulness and Praise)

“…the HDCD with surround sound audio…delivers a listening experience unmatched.”
Musica Russica
(All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

“Sound quality is uniformly glorious.”
American Record Guide
(Prism)

“Excellent sound reproduction.”
Choral Journal
(Palestrina)

“I am so happy that the Cantores have embraced audiophile surround sound as it adds a whole new dimension to their already generally superb recorded legacy.”
Audiophile Audition
(The Chants of Angels)

“Recorded sound is spacious, yet warm and rich.”
American Record Guide
(Paths of Grace)

“The sound…is full, well-balanced, and respectful of detail.”
Classics Today
(Edmund Rubbra)

“…captured in high-tech sonics. Outstanding!”
In Tune Magazine
(Gregorian Requiem)

“The super audio format is worthy of its name…”
American Record Guide
(Hovhanness: From the Ends of the Earth)

“Lovely recorded sound – on top of all else – make for an irresistible release.”
American Record Guide
(Unto Ages of Ages)

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