Joseph Rheinberger: Cantus Missae, Op. 109 - Omnes de Saba - Drei geistliche Gesange, Op. 69 - Ave Maria, Op. 172 / Johannes Brahms: Missa Canonica - 3 Motets, Op. 110 - Lafs dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit Trauren, Op. 30 / Saint Clement's Choir, Philadelphia, dir.Peter Richard Conte & Brahms / St Clement's Choir, dir. R. Conte - date de sortie : 01/09/1998
Nineteenth century German composer Josef Rheinberger may not have the name recognition of Brahms, but his music certainly is worthy of sharing a program with his more famous contemporary. From the beautiful opening lines of the Kyrie (from Cantus Missae) to the moving final measures of the Agnus Dei, you're sure to be impressed by this and the other Rheinberger works--ably and lovingly performed and competently recorded. --David Vernier
So I guess I bought a "hot" CD. And someone made a nice profit on a CD they got for free.
Here's what I found: it's a muddy recording (music is indistinct when it gets loud or low) and the pitch is inconsistent (sounds like it's largely the tenors), but the group has decent expression and the vowels are mostly internally consistent.
If gifting, beware. I could not consider this good for casual listening.