Although this collection intends to transport the soul, it has a tremendously potent low-end depth to it that earns high marks indeed in the worlds of vocal and liturgical music. Dmitri Bortniansky's “Hymn of the Cherubim” is performed with a gracefulness that gets a warming fatness from the production, as does Alexander Gretchaninov's “I Have Chosen the Blissful,” which travels with a ringing resonance. In a year of fine choral works – check out Sequentia's Hildegard cycle box, 900 Years or Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen for a “something old, something new” mix – this collection is highly valued for its sonic integrity and its excellent anthological mix