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GIBBONS, C.: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias and Voluntaries (Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr)

Harmonia Mundi
GIBBONS, C.: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias and Voluntaries (Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr)

Composer(s):Gibbons, Christopher
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicChoral - SacredInstrumental
Catalogue HMU807551
Label Harmonia Mundi
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Brian Wilson,MusicWeb International,October 2012

From the very opening of the first work, Not unto us, O Lord, I was enthralled.

There’s real variety here, then: keyboard works with and without viols, full anthems and verse anthems and motets, enough to confirm Richard Egarr’s belief that Gibbons’ is ‘an extraordinary and unique voice’ and a ‘true English musical treasure’.

The performances are equally treasurable for the most part; I’m sure that Gibbons would have been pleased with them…

I do hope that others will now turn to the music of this composer—and it goes without saying that I hope for more from The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egar…

The CD layer of the recording is first rate.

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