Gloriæ Dei Cantores presents Joy and Gladness, a collection of favorite anthems of celebration. From the blissful Jubilate Deo of Palestrina to the glorious Alleluia of Welsh composer William Mathias, this CD gives a complete panorama of praising God through the gift of music.
- “This is a ‘greatest hits’ recording in two senses: well-loved choral works, all of which have been assembled from previous releases. The variety of styles is refreshing ... The choral sound is appealing throughout ... a delightful collection of worthy choral miscellany!”
The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians
- “Here’s another fine collection from one of my favorite choirs–Gloriæ Dei Cantores ... the overall mood is jubilant and upbeat, relieved by occasional moments of quiet ecstasy and reflection ... the choir’s strongest suit is their spiritual fervor and intensity ... Patterson, having fashioned a choral ensemble whose rich sonorities and faultless technique can be taken for granted, can concentrate on applying their strengths to the music’s sacred meaning.”
American Record Guide