Tye: Consort Music

Tye: Consort Music - In Nomine
The Spirit of Gambo - Freek Borstlap
Musica Ficta 8022

The next paragraph is duplicated exactly from the file devoted to Savall's recording. Those following are new.

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.

When Tye's music first appeared, it was unclear to me how much other, comparable music might appear. The answer is basically none. It is unclear to me, given the rest of his output, why Tye should have been the person to create such an iconic series of variations (and some other appealing pieces, such as a long-time favorite in Sit Fast), but nonetheless here we are.

I had very much enjoyed this ensemble's Jenkins recordings, and so the Tye program is immediately welcome. Here we have an idiomatic & satisfying interpretation for the 21st century, although I could do without the vocals (on two tracks).

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Todd M. McComb