Dufay Re-Imagined by John Potter and Ambrose Field

When The Hilliard Ensemble collaborated with Norwegian Jan Garbarek on Officium (ECM, 1994) and the follow-up Mnemosyne (ECM, 1999), who knew that the combination of vocal music, ranging from pre-AD Greece to contemporary times, would mesh so beautifully with the legendary saxophonist's soaring improvisations? With Being Dufay, released in 2009 on ECM's classical New Series imprint, the label has taken … Continue reading Dufay Re-Imagined by John Potter and Ambrose Field

Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza : A Capella Portuguesa, Owen Rees

This recording is a celebration of the vast outpouring of masterpieces which survived the destruction by earthquake of the Lisbon libraries solely due to the dedication of the Vila Viçosa copyists. It is a collection of Renaissance polyphony celebrating Easter Week in Renaissance Portugal by some big names, Palestrina, Lobo, and Victoria but also includes … Continue reading Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza : A Capella Portuguesa, Owen Rees