Another gorgeous album sung by the young boys of Libera. Their voices are unlike any youth choir I've ever heard before; the works they sing are complex with stunning harmonies and each pitch is not only spot-on, but sung with beautiful tone and their voices fit together perfectly. I've never heard anything more beautiful.
Although most of the works on this CD are ones that the group has sung before, they have changed the performance to bring out different aspects of the songs - most notably in "Sanctus". Plus the singers are always changing as they get older, so the voices are different in most albums; different soloists with their own voices.
One reviewer talked about the mixer balance being off in this album. I wouldn't say that the mix was bad, but I think that it could have been better. The instruments didn't overpower the voices, but the instruments in this album were loud enough that they covered some of the overtones of the boys' voices; enough that character of the voices was muted and that character is one of the things that really sets Libera apart. I was also disappointed that the voices of the soloists were sometimes harder to pick out. It wasn't a bad mix, but I do think they could have done better. As accomplished as the instrumentalists are (and they are very good), it's the boys who are the rock stars here. They work hard and the timbre of their voices is excellent and worth hearing.