This program is certainly worthwhile for its uniqueness, and its glimpse at Italian ensemble technique in the mid-16th century. However, the pieces themselves are also remarkably rich and valuable. The variety of 3-voice counterpoint is impressive indeed.
The performance is quite good, with a wide variety of instrumentation and sensitive articulation. The use of real historical instruments is a nice touch. It perhaps lacks a true dose of passion, but remains a fine effort with an exceptionally clear presentation.
To instrumental listTodd M. McComb