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Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart

The Telegraph on Tune thy Musicke

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.