Anon/White

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COMPOSERS: Anon/White
LABELS: Calliope Approche
WORKS: Anon: Ludus Danielis
PERFORMER: The Clerkes of Oxenford/David Wulstan
CATALOGUE NO: CAL 6848 ADD (1988)
These recordings from the Seventies are good. The 12th-century Play of Daniel receives an uncluttered performance, with fine singing and moments of real drama. But the lilting momentum of the music might be a mirage, since the original notation is unclear as to rhythm. The 16th-century work by Robert White is magnificent: sensitively paced and magisterial. The packaging is a disaster, implying that Daniel is by White and failing to say which of his two sets of Lamentations this is. Anthony Pryer

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