The album by the internationally renowned Tiburtina Ensemble of female voices, headed by Barbora Kabátková, featuring a recording of the Jistebnice kancionál, which was released in April 2021, has been selected as one of the MusicWeb International Recordings of the Year 2023.
The 109 selections have come from 24 members of the team and 60 different labels. The choices this year reflect, as usual, the great diversity of music and sources. Reviewers are not restricted to discs they had reviewed, but the choices must have been reviewed on MWI in the last 12 months (December 2022-November 2023).
"Liturgical chants from 15th century Bohemia, part of which comes from the circles of the Hussites. If one has an ear for old liturgical practices, this is a most fascinating disc. The singing of the Tiburtina Ensemble (and, not to forget, its members in solo episodes) is superb. The acoustic is exactly what this music needs."