Tye: Consort music

Tye: Lawdes Deo
Complete Consort Musicke
Hespèrion XX - Jordi Savall
Astrée 8708

This music continues to be stimulating. Despite the relatively few themes, there are a wealth of ideas, and the treatments are satisfying. The complete program is very welcome.

The performance is somewhat weak, with the same sort of unemphatic approach to phrasing & ensemble which marks Savall's earlier English consort programs. It's not bad, but it leaves a lot to be desired too.

Still, this disc must be included. The program is simply too singular.

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Todd M. McComb