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Kalevi AHO (b. 1949) Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (2000-01) [28:30] Concerto for Contrabassoon and Orchestra (2004-05) [34:24] Řystein Baadsvik (tuba), Lewis Lipnick (contrabassoon) Norrköping Symphony Orchestra/Mats Rondin (tuba) Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton (contra.) rec. 23-24 February 2006, Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway (tuba); November 2006, Louis de Geer Concert Hall, Norrköping, Sweden (contra.) BIS CD-1574 [63:42] [DC]

Merely broaden your horizons or enter an entirely new world, either way – this is something special. ... see Full Review

Hugo ALFVÉN (1872-1960) Synnřve Solbakken: Suite (from filmscore) Op. 50 (1934) [27:48] En Bygdesaga (A Country Tale): Suite (from filmscore for Mans kvinna Op. 53 (1944) [33:09] Elégie (At Emil Sjögren’s funeral) Op. 38 [12:15] Norrköping Symphony Orchestra/Niklas Willén rec. De Geer Hall, Norrköping, Sweden, 17-18 June 2004, 23-27 May 2005. DDD NAXOS 8.557828 [73:12] [PCW]

Will be enjoyed by anyone who warms to the Midsummer Vigil … see Full Review

Volkmar ANDREAE (1879-1962) Piano Trio Op. 1 (1901) [27:41] Piano Trio Op. 14 (1914) [37:18] Locrian Ensemble: Rita Manning (violin); Justin Pearson (cello); Kathy Rockhill (piano) rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk, 22-23 February 2006. DDD GUILD GMCD7307 [73:49] [DC]

Andreae’s music is honest and executed with refinement and a genuinely inventive spirit. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sir Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Wind Chamber Music Wind Quintet, Op.2 (1943) [12:01] Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento (1988) : (I. Allegro energico [1:40] II. Allegretto [0:48] III. Vivace [0:53] IV. Lento [1:51] V. Vivace [1:19] VI. Adagio [1:33])* Dream City (1938) (arr. Paul Harris for wind quintet) [2:58] Hobson's Choice: Overture (1953) (arr. Uwe Radok for wind octet) [3:30] Grand Fantasia for flute, clarinet and piano (1940) [10:03] Overture (1940) (arr. Uwe Radok for wind octet) [3:22] Suite Bourgeoise for flute, clarinet and piano (c. 1939) [12:05] Scherzetto (arr. for clarinet and piano from film score You Know What Sailors Are) (1953) [2:44] Fantasy for solo clarinet, Op. 87 (1966) [4:05] Fantasy for flute and clarinet (c. 1960s) [1:30] Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, Op. 37 (c. 1952) [9:05] 3 Shanties for wind quintet, Op. 4 (1943) [6:57] East Winds: (Judith Treggor (flute); Joseph Sanders (oboe); Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet); Jonathan Hassan (French horn); Lizbeth Elliott (bassoon)) Paul Chilvers (piano); Veda Lin (second oboe); Allison Rosser (second clarinet); Duncan Fuller (second French horn); Lauren Barr (second bassoon) rec. 22-23 June 2006, Potton Hall, Suffolk, England. DDD *op. 135 movements are separated and alternate with successive works NAXOS 8.570294 [76:24] [MC]

On this Naxos release Sir Malcolm is in his element with these excellently performed wind chamber scores and I was with him all the way. ... see Full Review

Charles AVISON (1709-1770) Twelve Concerti Grossi after Domenico Scarlatti (1744) CD1 Concerto Grosso No. 1 in A major [12:55] Concerto for harpsichord, No 2 in G major [14:11] Concerto Grosso No. 3 in D minor [10:35] Concerto Grosso No. 4 in A minor [15:29] Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D minor [9:30] Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Major, Op. 6/6 [13:06] CD2 Concerto Grosso No. 7 in G minor [10:58] Concerto Grosso No. 8 in E minor, Op. 6/8 [9:14] Concerto Grosso No. 9 in C major [13:15] Concerto Grosso No. 10 in D major [6:41] Concerto Grosso No. 11 in G major [17:24] Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D major [15:48] The Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman rec. 10-12 January and 7-9 February, 1994. DDD HYPERION DYAD CDD22060 [76:34 + 74:05] [MS]

Crystalline Concerti Grossi with a fascinating provenance played for the most part with elegance and style; recommended. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750) St. Matthew Passion (1727/29) [161.07] Evangelist – Nico van der Meel (tenor) Christus – Raimund Nolte (bass baritone) Claudia Couwenbergh (soprano) Marianne Beata Kielland (alto) Markus Schäfer (tenor) Hanno Muller-Brachman (bass) Petrus/Judas/Pilatus/Pontifex – Locky Chung (bass) Dresden Chamber Choir Cologne Cathedral Boys Choir Cologne Chamber Orchestra/Helmut Müller-Brühl rec. May 2005, Deutschland Radio, Sendesaal des Funkhauses, Köln. DDD NAXOS 8.557617-19 [3 CDs: 67.45 + 49.47 + 43.45][RH]

A well modulated and mellifluous but dramatically involving Evangelist but a performance overall that takes few risks. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonatas and Chorales Trio Sonata in G (BWV 1039) [12:02] Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) [04:09] Trio Sonata in g minor (after Trio Sonata No. 4 in e minor, BWV 528) [10:15] Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (BWV 650) [03:27] Sonata for violin and bc in G (BWV 1021) [08:48] Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her (BWV 664) [03:52] Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (BWV 614) [02:01] Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (BWV 655) [03:18] Trio Sonata in e minor (after Trio Sonata No. 2 in c minor, BWV 526) [10:29] Palladian Ensemble (Pamela Thorby (recorder); Rodolfo Richter (violin); Susanne Heinrich (bass viol); William Carter, (archlute, guitar)) rec. October 2005, National Centre for Early Music, York, UK. DDD LINN RECORDS CKD 275 [58:27] [JV]

The concept is quite interesting, but its realisation is less than ideal and it does not always do justice to the character of Bach's compositions. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Cello Suites CD 1 No. 1 in G major BWV 1007 [16:11] No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 [17:27] No. 3 in C major BWV 1009 [19:46] No. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010 [21:35] CD 2 No. 5 in C minor BWV 1011 [24:06] No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 [27:26] The Song of the Birds (arr. Sally Beamish) [2:44] Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Anna Magdalena manuscript) [2:24] Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Johann Peter Kellner manuscript) [2:21] Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (Johann Christoph Westphal collection) [2:29] Steven Isserlis (cello) rec. Henry Wood Hall, London 4-8 December 2005 (CD1, CD2 Song, Preludes), and 17-19 July 2006 (CD2 Suites 5, 6) HYPERION CDA67541/2 [75.10 + 61:58] [DC]

Something like being presented with the St. Matthew Passion on a single instrument … the best of the best in this most personal of all possible worlds ... see Full Review 

Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) A Portrait: His Works, His Life see review for track listing Jenö Jandó (all piano); Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Rahbari (BB 114; 123); György Pauk (all violin solo); Vermeer String Quartet; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (BB 86a; BB 82); Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Antoni Wit (BB 117; BB 48a); Kálmán Berkes (clarinet; BB 116); Budapest Symphony Orchestra/András Ligeti (BB 101; 127) NAXOS 8.558200/1 [77:03 + 77:18] [DC]

A highly satisfactory overview of, and introduction to, one of the 20th century’s most significant composers. ... see Full Review

Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Tone Poems  In the Faery Hills (1909, revised 1921) [15:08] November Woods (1917) [20:30] The Garden of Fand (1913, orchestrated 1916) [17:28] Sinfonietta - 'Symphonic Fantasy'(1932) [22:06] BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley rec. Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, 20-21 April 2005. DDD CHANDOS CHAN10362 [75:44] [RB]

This is an essential acquisition for all Baxians ... see Full Review

HISTORICAL RECORDING OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55 Eroica (1804) [52:05] Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Stenka Razin – symphonic poem in B minor Op.13 (1886) [18:52] Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler – Beethoven [Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Leo Borchard] – Glazunov; claimed to be Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler rec.16 December 1944 (Beethoven) and (2 February 1945 - Glazunov) MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01106 [70:57] [JW]

Furtwängler’s Eroica - the most dramatic and the most intense. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) CD1 Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op.55 'Eroica' (1803) [51:01] The Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op.43 (1801) [4.55]^ Coriolan Overture Op.62 (1807) [8:42]^ Egmont Overture Op.84 (1810) [8:41]^ CD2 Symphony No 6 in F major Op.68 'Pastoral' (1808) [43:02]* Symphony No 8 in F major Op.93 (1813) [26:05]* Fidelio Overture Op.72b (1814) [6:45]^ London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt rec. 26 September, 3 October 1991, Royal Festival Hall, London (live recording); 11-12 May 1984, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London^; 15, 16 & 19 September 1985 and 27 March 1986, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London*. DDD EMI GEMINI 0946 3 71462 2 4 [73:41 + 76:10][TP]

Klaus Tennstedt's Beethoven recordings are fresh, lively and lovely. ... see Full Review

Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.6 in F major Op. 68 Pastoral (1808) [43:02] Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Der Freischütz - Overture (1821) [10:49] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No.2 (1909-12) [16:21] Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler rec. Berlin, 19 March 1944 MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01102 [68:13] [JW]

A fine disc ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony no. 6 in F major op.68 “Pastoral” [34:27] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) La Mer [20:55] Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Charles Munch rec. 8 June 1951, Turin, live TAHRA TAH 590 [55:24][CH]

Some points of interest but Munch made fine stereo recordings of both works ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 (1812) [23:13] König Stephan, Op.117 (1811): Overture [6:24], Siegesmarch [3:01], Geistlicher marsch [1:21] Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 (1811): Overture [4:17], Turkish March [1:52] Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b (1814) [5:58] Tarpeja, WoO2 (1813): Introduction to Act 2 [1:56], Triumphal March [2:20] Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 (1814-15) [6:27] Wellington’s Victory, Op. 91 (1813) [14:55] Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro/Thomas Dausgaard rec. Örebro Concert Hall, October 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005. DDD SIMAX PSC 1282 [71:44][MG]

An enlightening CD of fresh performances and stimulating contrasts, through which you discover an unexpected masterpiece.  … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61 (1806) Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphony No. 8 in D minor (1953-5) Nathan Milstein (violin) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult Filmed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 6 February 1972 (Beethoven) and 18 October 1972 (Vaughan Williams) NTSC System 4:3; format; DVD-9 (dual layer-single sided); Sound Format LPCM Mono 2.0 (PCM dual mono) Menu Languages E, F, D, E EMI CLASSICS DVB 38845690 [69:05][JW]

I hope this disc heralds more such concert performances from Boult – a conductor who could really blaze in such circumstances in the 1970s. ... see Full Review

BEETHOVEN The Complete Piano Sonatas John O’Conor (piano) rec. Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts except where otherwise indicated (Volumes 1-2), 15-17 May 1985, St. Barnabas Church, London, V1; 3-5 April 1987, Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, UK, V2; 31 October, 1-2 November 1988, V3; 20-22 February 1989, V4; 5-27 September 1990, V5; 18-20 June 1990, V6; 10-12 June 1991, V7; 12-13 August 1992, V8; January 1993, V9 TELARC CD-80400 [9 CD: 57:11 + 63:57 + 68:49 + 67:13 + 72:35 + 65:13 + 77:37 + 72:55 + 70:10] [CH]

Those who feel that Beethoven has a tendency to shout too loud may find their point of entry to his world in these very civilized performances. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata no. 7 in D major, op. 10 no. 3 (1798) [25:22] Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, op. 7 (1797) [28:36] Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor, op. 57 “Appassionata” (1804) [23:25] Angela Hewitt (piano) rec. Das Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel, Dobbiato, Italy, 7-10 September 2005. HYPERION CDA67518 [77:23][BB]

If you are looking for new insights into these timeless, multi-faceted works, I cannot offer an unqualified recommendation ... see Full Review

Arthur BENJAMIN (1893-1960) Overture to an Italian Comedy (1937) [6:21] Cotillon, A Suite of Dance Tunes (1938) [12:12] North American Square Dance Suite (1951) [13:48] Symphony (1945) [44:22] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Myer Fredman (overture); London Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Braithwaite (Cotillon); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth (Dance Suite; Symphony) rec. 1971, 1982. ADD/DDD LYRITA SRCD.314 [76:50] [JQ]

This is an absolutely superb issue and I count the symphony as a major discovery ... see Full Review ... see Full Review

Luciano BERIO (1925-2003) Piano Music Piano Sonata (2001) [23.18]; Six Encores (1964-1990) [12.50]; Rounds (1967) [3.54]; Sequenza IV (1966) [13.02]; Cinque variazione (1952/3 revised 1966) [7.43]; Touch* (1991) [1.47]; *Canzonetta for four hands at one piano (1991) [0.51) Andrea Lucchesini (piano); Valentia Pagni Lucchesini (piano)* rec. 30-31 October-1 November 2004, Montevarchi (Florence). DDD AVIE AV 2104 [61.32] [GH]

Berio is very well served here by Lucchesini and Avie. What we need next are more recordings of the chamber music - perfect for the ever enterprising and laudable Avie ... see Full Review

Judith BINGHAM (b. 1952) Salt in the Blood (1995) [20.40] (1, 3) The Darkness is no Darkness (1993) [8.05] (1, 2) First Light (2001) [10.22] (1, 3) The Snows Descend (1997) [6.45] (3) The Secret Garden (2004) [21.58] (1, 2) Thomas Trotter (organ) (2) Fine Arts Brass (3) BBC Symphony Chorus/Stephen Jackson (1) rec. 7-8 May 2005, BBC Maida Vale Studios (tracks 1-4); 21 August 2004, live, BBC Proms (track 5) NAXOS 8.570346 [67.50] [RH]

Judith Bingham has not always been well represented on disc and it is good to hear such a generous selection of her choral music in these fine performances. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98 (1884) [39:48] Variations on a theme by Haydn Op.56a (1873) [19:46] Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler rec. Berlin, 12 December 1943 [claimed date 21 June 1942 for the Symphony] MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01100 [59:42] [JW]

Melodiya continues its inexorable way through the Furtwängler wartime broadcast series. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 (1881) [46:25] Christoph Willibald von GLUCK (1714-1787) Alceste – overture (1776) [8:18] Eugen D'ALBERT (1864-1932) Tiefland – overture (1903) [9:16] * Edwin Fischer (piano) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler * rec. Berlin, 8 November 1942 (Brahms); 29 October 1942 (Gluck) and [Munich] 30 July 1944 MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01107 [64:11] [JW]

Once again we are confronted by the good and the bad. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) CD 1 String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op.51, No.1 (c.1868-73) [30:52] String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.51, No.2 (c.1868-73) [32:40] CD 2 String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op.67 (1876) [33:34] Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34 (1864) [44:34] Emerson String Quartet: (Eugene Drucker (viola); Philip Setzer (violin); Lawrence Dutton (viola); David Finckel (cello) Leon Fleisher (piano) (Op. 67) rec. American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA, December 2005 (Op. 51/2 & Op. 67); January 2006 (Op. 34); January 2007 (Op. 51/2). DDD DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6458 [63:47 + 78:17][MC]

Any release from the Emersons is worthy of attention and this set is no exception. Great performances of the Quartets and one not so great of the Piano Quintet. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (1894) [21:44] Trio for Viola, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114 (1891) [23:51] Sonata for Viola and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2 (1894) [19:52] Lawrence Power (viola); Tim Hugh (cello); Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) rec. 28-30 May 2006, Wathen Hall, St. Paul’s School, Barnes, London. DDD HYPERION CDA67584 [65:29][MC]

This is an excellently performed recording of three attractive Brahms chamber scores ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45 (1857-68) Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Götterdämmerung (1876) – Siegfried's Rhine Journey Tristan und Isolde (1865) – Prelude; Liebestod Evelyn Lear (soprano); Thomas Stewart (baritone) (Brahms) Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeurs de l'ORTF/Karl Richter (Brahms), Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (Wagner) rec. Salle Playel, Paris, 4 April 1964 (Brahms); Paris, 20 June 1965 (Wagner). DVD 9.4:3 Black and White. NTSC EMI CLASSIC ARCHIVE DVB 38846093 [102:48] [CC]

An interesting DVD, although by no means the star pick of the series. ... The question, then, is where one's priorities lie. If they are to hear Evelyn Lear, the choice is clear; ditto Schmidt-Isserstedt in Wagner. For revelatory Brahms better look elsewhere. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 (1876) [51:35] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Overture - Egmont, Op. 84 (1810) [8:58] Münchner Philharmoniker/Christian Thielemann rec. Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich, June 2005. DDD  DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6404 [60:44] [OW]

One for Thielemann fanatics only … this disc is a non-starter. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) The Complete Purcell Realizations CD 1: Songs from Orpheus Britannicus The knotting song (1939, publ. 1994) [2:04] JB Seven songs (1947): Fairest Isle [2:20] FL; If music be the food of love [4:10] JMA; Turn then thine eyes [1:34] JMA; Music for a while [3:14] SW; Pious Celinda [1:25] IB; I:ll sail upon the Dog-star [1:23] RJ; On the brow of Richmond Hill [1:50] ARJ Six songs (1948): Mad Bess [5:23] SW; If music be the food of love [2:08] FL; There:s not a swain of the plain [0:52] IB; Not all my torments [2:41] JB; Man is for the Woman made [1:07] ARJ; Sweeter than roses [3:42] FL O Solitude (1955) [6:28] JMA Five songs (1960): I attempt from Love:s sickness to fly [2:12] SG; I take no pleasure [1:44] IB; Hark the ech:ing air! [2:28] FL; Take not a woman:s anger ill [1:28] JMA; How blest are Shepherds [3:29] JMA Celemene (1946, publ. 1994) [3:52] SG, IB Six duets (1961): Sound the Trumpet [2:24] ARJ, JMA; I spy Celia [4:05] IB, RJ; Lost is my quiet [3:18] SG, SW; What can we poor females do? [1:12] SG, SW; No, Resistance is but vain [5:35] SW, RJ; Shepherd, leave decoying [1:17] SG, SW CD 2: Songs from Harmonia Sacra The Queen's Epicedium (1946) [7:24] IB The Blessed Virgin:s Expostulation (1947) [7:25] FL Saul and the witch at Endor (1947) [11:46] SW, JMA, SK Three divine hymns (1947): Lord, what is man? [6:09] FL; We sing to him [1:54] JB; Evening hymn [4:35] FL Job's Curse (1950) [5:08] SK Two divine hymns and Alleluia (1960) [9:41] ARJ Dulcibella (1971, publ. 1994) [2:09] IB, RJ When Myra sings (1971, publ. 1994) [2:45] IB, RJ Let the dreadful engines of eternal will (1971) [7:57] SK Felicity Lott, Susan Gritton (sopranos); Sarah Walker (mezzo); James Bowman (counter-tenor); John Mark Ainsley, Ian Bostridge, Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenors); Richard Jackson, Simon Keenlyside (baritone); Graham Johnson (piano) rec. Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, 5–10 January 1995. DDD. HYPERION DYAD CDD22058 [70:17 + 73:20][ED] I have been listening to these two generously filled discs, searching for reasons not to buy them. I have not thought of a single one. ... see Full Review

Alan BUSH (1900-1995) Violin Concerto (1948) [28.54] Six Short Pieces (1983) [8.57] Dialectic (1929) [14.12] Manoug Parikian (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Norman Del Mar rec. BBC Maida Vale, Studio 1, 22 November 1983 (concerto) Alan Bush (piano) rec. The Art Workers Guild, Queens Square, Holborn, London, 11 May 1984 (Six Short Pieces) Medici String Quartet rec. Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, 17 July 1984 (Dialectic) CLAUDIO CB5151-2 [52.05] [JW]

Music and performances that are first class in every way. ... see Full Review

William BYRD (1539/40-1623) Cantiones Sacrae Haec dies, no 21 (1591) [2:09] Miserere mei, Deus, no. 13 (1591) [3:44] Laetentur coeli, no. 16 (1589) [3:09] Salve, Regina, no. 4 (1591) [8:27] Laudibus in sanctis, no. 1 (1591) [5:18] Ne irascaris, Domine, no. 12 (1589) [9:34] In resurrectione tua, no. 10 (1589) [1:37] Domine, non sum dignus, no. 15 (1591) [3:33] Vigilate, no. 9 (1589) [4:18] Domine, secundum multitudinem dolorum meum, no. 15 (1589) [3:29] Domine, salva nos, no. 20 (1591) [4:18] Cantate Domino, no. 18 (1591) [2:08] Quis est homo, no. 2 (1591) [5:58] O quam gloriosum est regnum, no. 13 (1589) [4:28] Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Richard Marlow rec. Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, 8-10 July 2001. DDD CHANDOS CHACONNE CHAN0733 [62:57] [MG]

If you like Byrd motets well upholstered and tightly shaped, generous in dynamic contrasts, this CD will do nicely … see Full Review



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