Flower of Cities All
Flower of Cities All (DXL 1118)
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble celebrate the Music of Renaissance London.  This recording is representative of the music that was heard and played in London during what is rightly referred to as the 'Golden Age' of English music making. The sheer variety of music available from such a teeming and diverse metropolis is astonishing and this collection finds this specialist ensemble with guest vocalist, Mark Chambers (counter tenor) exploring the works of Anthony Holborne, William, Byrd, John Dowland, John Adson and Giles Farnaby among others. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Dixit Dominus
Scarlatti – Dixit Dominus (DXL 1096)
Armonico Consort has established itself as one of the foremost interpreters of baroque and renaissance music since its formation in 2001.  This recording features the world premiere recordings of Francesco’s Messa and Dixit Dominus, for which they are joined by soprano Emma Kirkby, Concerto Galleses and The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.
"Presented here are world premiere recordings of Francesco's Messa and Dixit Dominus, both works in the polychoral style for 16 parts, and the smaller-scale Miserere. "The Armonico Consort, accompanied by the concerto Gallese and English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, give lively, stylish performances under Christopher Monks, relishing the grandeur of the antiphonal polyphony and the frequent moments of awestruck wonder. There is plenty of fine music here and some that is truly ravishing."  Evening Standard, July 2004
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A Hanseatic Festival
A Hanseatic Festival -German Renaissance Music (DXL 1088)
The music of the Stadtpfeifer played a vital role in the life of early 17th century Germany. This disc features music from this period based around the theme of the winter festival. The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble are joined by early woodwinds, keyboard, lute and voice in this fascinating programme originated by Keith McGowan and features counter tenor Mark Chambers. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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