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The Choir of Westminster Cathedral also returns to its roots with a new reading of William Byrd’s Three Masses. Here is the sound he surely heard in his head but never in his life: rich, full tones; solemn tempi; vast acoustics; and devotional depth. The majesty of his creation, fully captured in this ultra-high-calorie rendition, reveals the genius of works designed for miniature, clandestine settings that nonetheless glow with numinous glory in the grandeur of Westminster Cathedral.

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