The Messe Somennelle, Op. 16 by Vierne is the attraction on this cd. It is a very beautiful mass, the recording of it very good. This is a very beautiful piece of music that will be listened to for years to come. I would have given the album 5 stars if this were the only music on the cd.
Of course the music is the reason to buy a cd, but of note is the beautiful painting by Sassaferrato of the Virgin in Prayer on the face of the booklet and included in part on the cd itself.
The Menotti mass is much too modern for my taste and one hearing of it is enough to satisfy my curiosity.