"The Norwegian six-member a cappella group Nordic Voices here presents the extraordinary polyphonic music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, a Spanish composer whose music has continued to move people for more than 400 years, crossing geographical, cultural, and even religious barriers.
This surround-sound recording comes ten years after a 'warm, consistent and moving' (BBC Music) album of Lamentations, which featured pieces by sixteenth-century composers, including Four Lessons
by Victoria. Examples of the composer's exceptional output, characterised by a careful setting of the text and an ability to control texture by a constant grouping and regrouping of different
voices, here meet the artistic resourcefulness, versatility, technical precision, and freshness of the young ensemble."