Collection: The Art of the Netherlands

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COMPOSERS: Agricola,Desprez,Ghizeghem,Isaac
LABELS: Virgin Veritas
WORKS: Secular songs, Mass movements and motets
PERFORMER: Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow
CATALOGUE NO: VED 5 61334 2 ADD 1976


This collection shows David Munrow’s programming at its most original and inventive, and much of the repertoire included here remains little explored over two decades later. The all-star cast features James Bowman, Martyn Hill, Rogers Covey-Crump and Christopher Hogwood, to mention just a few, and the consistently high level of performance ensures that the recording stands the test of time. Munrow gives a sense of shape and direction to the more substantial works, and the lighter numbers positively sparkle with personality and wit. Kate Bolton