Performers: Emma Kirkby, Emily Van Evera, Poppy Holden, Judith Stell, Margaret Philpot, Andrew Parrott, Kevin Breen, Howard Milner (voices); Doreen Muskett (symphony), Robert White (reed drones)
Playing time: 44'
Recording site and date:
Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, UK [09/1981]
Rel.: 1982 (LP), 1984 (CD)
This recording won the Grammophone award for Early Music in 1983, and was a major factor in the modern Hildegard phenomenon. Although there are some instrumental drones on some tracks, they are barely audible. The sound is overwhelmingly vocal, and primarily female. These interpretations continue to be very popular and basically established Gothic Voices as major interpreters of medieval music.
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