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This recording is compiled from the Armonico Consort’s Naked Byrd programmes, featuring music by composers who wore their hearts on their sleeves, and whose art saw their emotions laid bare, in an atmospheric concert where magical musical moments are intertwined with sublime passages of plainchant and violin improvisation. It follows on from their first volume in December 2009. Armonico Consort is, at its heart, a highly talented vocal ensemble that stages a wide variety of concerts.
The Spirit of Tallis
Hear my Prayer, O Lord
Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans
Never Seek to Tell Thy Love
O Virtus Sapientiae
Versa Est (Requiem)
Strengthen ye the weak hands
Agnus Dei, from 4 part mass
28th January 2011
“perhaps most moving of all is the "Agnus Dei" section of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, re-scored by the composer for eight-part harmonies.”
“Armonica Consort is a very capable choir, clearly responsive to its conductor's urgings and producing a lovely sound which does not need the heavy layers of resonance to enhance it.”
“The choral blend and recorded balance are of demonstration quality. The music has a predominantly slow harmonic pulse, where vocal lines can float, suspensions can melt and the listener can relax and marvel at the singers' superb breath control and rock-steady intonation...[a] disc of unending delight”
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