Blessed Be That Maid Marie (Christmas with Sonoro CD)

Gareth Treseder's Blessed Be That Maid Marie - another gem! CD Review: Artistic Quality - 9
Sound Quality - 9

Blessed Be That Maid Marie (Christmas with Sonoro CD)

CD Review: 5 stars

BBC Music Magazine

Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee

Especially enjoyable [was] Gareth Treseder's slightly (and wonderfully) bonkers "Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee" (featuring the composer in an enchanting solo)...

Organist's Review


Gareth Treseder’s three-minute wedding anthem Love is a beautifully atmospheric and quietly lush creation. The chord-cluster style is - by the composer’s own admission - a ‘sly’ homage to Eric Whitacre, but Treseder is being unjustly modest in saying so. There is a captivating integrity to Treseder’s short piece... It is a brave move to tackle this famous passage from Corinthians, but when it is done as sensitively and unfussily as this, then the endeavour is vindicated.

Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ

In Flanders Fields: A War Cantata

It was such a pleasure doing your wonderful piece: it is so powerful and I think we were all deeply affected by it. The textures, colours, and emotions you achieve are really stunning and I was delighted with the choir’s response to it.
Professor Edward Elwyn Jones, Harvard University Choir The music is very approachable, and obviously well crafted.
Adrian Partington

O Virgo Splendens

Bravo. Such beautiful, sensitive writing...

Eric Whitacre

O Virgo Splendens

O Virgo Splendens, the text derived from medieval Spanish pilgrims, had a woozy, dreamy quality, with sumptuous harmonies redolent of Scriabin.
Benjamin Poore, 18th December 2020

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

(The work) benefits not only from a winning melody but also from inventive and interesting part writing.

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