Gothic Voices - Mary Star of the Sea


The legendary Gothic Voices perform Joanne Metcalf’s Music for the Star of the Sea, Maria I, Maria III, and Il nome del bel fior alongside close medieval harmonies on the CD Mary Star of the Sea. Listen to previews or download on iTunes or the Linn Records website. Also available on,, and

glorious, delicately nuanced new works by the brilliant American Joanne Metcalf, including the magical Music for the Star of the Sea—Rebecca Tavener, Choir and Organ

“The opening track is particularly beautiful, with Catherine King singing Joanne Metcalfs haunting meditation on the single word ‘Maria’.... The four singers of Gothic Voices produce an exceptionally good consort sound as well as impressing in their various solo roles...[a] beautiful recording.” —Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Reviews

“[Joanne Metcalf's] music, setting Dante's vision of Mary in Paradiso XXIII and dating from 1998, blends perfectly with the medieval works” —Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International