The CD merits 5 stars because it is that good. Each hymn repays close listening, especially with the booklet at hand, but my favorite
of all is Vaughan Williams' arrangement of "It is a thing most wonderful" which I have played dozens of times. The Wells ensemble
combines the voices of both boys and girls with adult men for a well-honed blend particularly when in a capella mode while the
church acoustic and ambient recorded sound round out an inspiring CD well worth owning by connoisseurs of English choirs and
beautiful old hymns.