The choral singing of the Houston Chamber Choir is right on pitch, with a full and expansive sound, adding considerable depth to the music…This is one recording that Baroque music lovers will need to have in their collection.
—Bertil van Boer, FANFARE
All hail to this CD, then, for bringing Colonna back to our minds and ears with these fine renditions of psalm and canticle settings from the composer's final Vespers collection of 1694.
—James A. Altena, FANFARE
This music has all the florid splendor of the high Baroque in Northern Italy, and what a delight it is the hear it! I daresay that Colonna's music will now become a staple in modern concert-audience ears and Simpson's ensemble brings it to live impeccably. The solo singing, the chorus singing, and the stylistic instrumental playing are all superb. It is like taking a trip to Italy to bathe in the sound.
—Jonathan E. Dimmock, The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians