Recorded by The Tudor Choir; Doug Fullington, director. This disc contains just three pieces, each monumental! All three, Hail Universal Lord, The Last Judgment, and Te Deum Laudamus, are accompanied by a multiple ensemble of instruments, organ, solo voices, and choir. Each was recorded in one sitting (three sittings in entirety, spanning five years) at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. Doug Fullington has made a spectacular achievement in putting this together. His choir is extraordinary, but more importantly, the choir seems to get out of the way of the music. Instead of thinking, “Wow, this choir sounds fantastic!,” I found myself thinking, “This music is amazing, and it’s giving me goose-bumps to listen to it.” What higher praise can one give for a recording of choral music? These three tracks are major accomplishments, from the standpoint of composition, imagination, creativity, musicianship of the performers, and overall affect created. They will make you want to run out and find a way to perform them yourself, so that you can share this experience with friends and supporters.
“Recording Reviews.” The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians,
vol. 3, no. 1, January 2014.