much of the music on this disc is expansive, you need time to sit and allow the chant to expand and fill your consciousness. The music moves between the solid chant to more florid, flowing sections, the result is imaginative and I find it immensely appealing. … the performances are seductively intriguing. I have to confess that I know very little about Byzantine chant, but I love the sound world and this disc has introduced my to a new voice. … This is the first volume in what is planned as a series covering recordings of all of Kassiani’s surviving works. Personally, I can’t wait for the next instalment. … This music is very present and requires active listening, but the results do transport you to the sound-world of another era.