Quite simply one of the very finest settings of the Mass written in the 20th century. Tricky, but enormously rewarding.
- (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
I've been singing in choirs for the last 40 years - I can't believe it took me this long to find the Mass by Frank Martin.
It's an absolutely beautiful setting of the Mass which has been a pleasure to get to know, and well worth the effort involved (it's not an easy sing).
If you don't know it, it's time you did!
One of the masterpieces of 20th century choral writing. Frank Martin brings immense skill to the art of writing for multiple voices. His harmonic idiom is both lucid and evolved.
- (Cape Town)