Schutz: Symphoniae Sacrae, Op. 10

COMPOSERS: Schutz
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Symphoniae Sacrae, Op. 10
PERFORMER: Emma Kirkby, Suzie le Blanc (soprano), James Bowman (alto), Nigel Rogers, Charles Daniels (tenor), Stephen Varcoe, Richard Wistreich (bass); Purcell Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 0566/7 DDD
This impressive collection features devotional pieces in a secular idiom, with expressive and often highly elaborate vocal parts, and virtuoso instrumental writing. The Symphoniae have been curiously neglected on record, so this new set is more than welcome. It boasts a fine team of singers, all thoroughly versed in this music, and some accomplished instrumental playing. Kate Bolton

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