I have had this CD for 5 years and it is one of my all-time favorites. It is an excellent piece of work all round. If you love John Rutter's earlier album "Gloria--The Sacred Music of John Rutter", you will like this too. Both are similar in their presentation of songs, from the glorious anthems to the more tranquil compositions. My personal favorites on this album are "I Believe In Springtime", "Be Thou My Vision" and "As The Bridegroom To His Chosen". "I Believe In Springtime" is a wonderful celebration of life and is truly joyful and uplifting, very much like "For The Beauty Of The Earth" and "All Things Bright And Beautiful" on Rutter's earlier "Gloria" album. "Be Thou My Vision" and "As The Bridegroom To His Chosen" are just as lovely, in the same way that "A Gaelic Blessing" and "The Lord Bless You And Keep You" were so moving on "Gloria". Rutter's version of "Be Thou My Vision" is truly the most beautiful and soul-stirring I've ever heard. "As The Bridegroom To His Chosen" is also wonderful, so pure and sweet. The rest of the songs on this album are also enjoyable and brilliantly performed. This CD is a treasure!