Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fretwork - The English Viol

 

 

 

 

Review:

This is a sampler of music from the earlier recordings of the ensemble Fretwork, one of the most highly acclaimed viola da gamba consorts of William Byrdour time. It includes polyphonic fantasies for gamba quartet and quintet, as well as selections from the curious repertoire of music for voices and  gambas, such as the fairly well-known "Cries of London", which blend street sounds and ballad elements with elegant gamba counterpoint. If you're unacquainted with any of the late English Renaissance music for viola da gamba, this would be a good starter.

 

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2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    it would be interesting to listen but part 1 and 4 are unavailable. Could you please re-upload so to have the possibility to listen to this CD?
    thanks in advance
    f.

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  2. Dear friscom,the files are online...

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