Three stars — “An eminently useful and well-recorded super bargain of Schutz motets, which offers such masterpieces… in well thought-out and carefully planned performances under Edgar Fleet [with] dignity and warmth. … [T]he sound is rich and clear.”
— Penguin Guide
The wide repertoire of the internationally acclaimed London-based Pro Cantione Antiqua includes many works by Heinrich Schütz, whose music straddles the Renaissance and baroque styles. This collection of Schütz’s motets, recorded between 1979 and 1983, is accompanied by the English Consort of Viols, the Restoration Academy, the London Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble and organist Bradford Tracey. The result: lively, dramatic preformances highlighting the polyphonic mastery and beauty of Schütz’s music.
• The grandeur of early Baroque polyphony, sung by one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, accompanied by leading period instrument players
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