Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in the Baltics, and this beautifully produced anthology presents the best of the region's contemporary choral music&#x201

Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in the Baltics, and this beautifully produced anthology presents the best of the region's contemporary choral music—all performed with the passionate precision connoisseurs have come to expect from the Estonian Chamber Choir, led here by the versatile Paul Hillier. The collection features premiere recordings by three of the region's most distinguished composers: ". . . which was the son of. . ." by Arvo Pärt, "Latvian Bourdon Songs" by Veljo Tormis, and the deeply moving "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Peteris Vasks. There are also works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cyrillus Kreek, and Sven-David Sandstrøm; of Sandstrøm's two works, his elaboration on Purcell's shattering "Hear My Prayer, O Lord" is one of the disc's many highlights.—BB