Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Sundays with Stile
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Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times (12 February, 2012)
A plethora of riches, all tellingly performed by voices, viols or both, with appositely domestic intimacy. Among the giant names — Gibbons, Tallis, Taverner, Byrd, Dowland — are one or two less familiar composers, such as Robert Ramsey. His How are the mighty fall’n turns out to be an extraordinarily powerful work, comparable in its effect to Tomkins’s great anthem When David Heard. The beautifully blended voices of Stile Antico give this music with all the intensity that its emotional content merits. But then every work here fairly burns itself on the heart.