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The Phoenix Rising

The Times on The Phoenix Rising

Richard Morrison, The Times (20 July, 2013)

Celebrating the influential Tudor Church Music volumes brought out in the 1920s by the Carnegie UK Trust (and the trust’s centenary), the conductor-less choir Stile Antico sing Tudor and Jacobean classics – Byrd’s five-part Mass interspersed with White, Tallis, Gibbons, Morley and Taverner – with exemplary tuning and discipline. The more elaborate and spacious the music, the warmer the interpretation; only Byrd’s Ave verum sounds a bit bloodless.