Lupo, Gibbons, Ferrabosco, Lawes, etc

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COMPOSERS: etc,Ferrabosco,Gibbons,Lawes,Lupo
LABELS: Virgin Veritas
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Celestiall Witchcraft
WORKS: Works by Lupo, Gibbons, Ferrabosco, Lawes,
PERFORMER: Mark Padmore (tenor), Paul Nicholson (organ), Nigel North (lute, theorbo), William Carter (theorbo); Fretwork
CATALOGUE NO: VC 5 45346 2
This is music from the courts of the sons of James I of England. The Ferrabosco and Coprario songs are sung mellifluously but neutrally by Mark Padmore. Careful shading is needed in the viol pieces, but only the items by Lawes, and Gibbons’s Fantasia No. 6, seem truly alive. Anthony Pryer