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Choral Concert: Vox Luminis - PURCELL, H. / MORLEY, T. / WEELKES, T. / TOMKINS, T. (English Royal Funeral Music)

Ricercar
Choral Concert: Vox Luminis - PURCELL, H. / MORLEY, T. / WEELKES, T. / TOMKINS, T. (English Royal Funeral Music)

Composer(s):
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicChoral - SacredChoral - SecularInstrumentalVocal
Catalogue RIC332
Label Ricercar
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Lindsay Kemp ,Gramophone,June 2013

It is a carefully themed programme…offering some of 17th-century England’s finest music; but much thought has clearly gone into the performances as well. As before, the music is for the most part floated lightly into a welcoming acoustic – one might call it a classically ‘English’ choral sound – but any suspicions of coolness are easily dispelled by the commitment shown to the meaning of both music and text. You would expect as much in the close detail of Purcell’s word-setting – realised here with sound understanding – but you can really sense that the musicians are on a mission when a piece as outwardly unassuming as Morley’s In the midst of life can be shaped with such expressive power. Once again, Vox Luminis have

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