The Whale / Celtic Requiem
London Sinfonetta / London Sinfonietta Chorus
June Barton, sop, Anna Reynolds, mezzo, Margaret Leusky, mezzo, Raimund Herincx, bar
A reissue of two early Tavener albums on one disc that show his youthful brilliance ... bring[ing] to our attention again two of the most important and original creations in British music of the 20th century.
Ivan Moody, Gramophone, 12/1/2010
His compositions remain as powerful as they were forty years ago. Good music never gets old, and if you enjoy original compositions, this disc is worth looking into.
Greg Barbrick, blogcritics.org, 10/24/2010