Mouton, Pärt, Billings, Sibelius, Lassus, Tallis

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COMPOSERS: Billings,Lassus,Mouton,Part,Sibelius,Tallis
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Paul Hillier – Portrait
WORKS: Works by Mouton, Pärt, Billings, Sibelius, Lassus, Tallis,
PERFORMER: Theatre of Voices, His Majestie’s Clerkes/Paul Hillier (voice)
CATALOGUE NO: HMX 2907126

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This is a sampler disc of Paul Hillier’s recent activities. It contains some drawbacks inherent with such collections (such as a lack of texts and general information about the music), but it is superior to most samplers in providing a coherent musical experience in its own right. The vast range of Hillier’s repertoire (this disc spans over eight centuries), coupled with consistently high performance standards and a willingness to be provocative, make this a natural starting point for those wishing to explore unfamiliar musical territory. Christopher Dingle