Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Sundays with Stile
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Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph (18 February 2012)
The vocal ensemble Stile Antico, joined by the period instruments of Fretwork, here explores a range of music that would have been used for private devotion in both Protestant and recusant Catholic homes during the 16th century. Most of the composers – among them Tomkins, Taverner, Tallis, Parsons, Dowland, Byrd and Gibbons – are widely known, but the performances are wonderfully fresh, revelling in the harmonic false relations and affectively attentive to the import of the words.