Tomkins: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis from the Fifth Service; Funeral Sentences; When David heard that Absalom was slain

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COMPOSERS: Tomkins
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis from the Fifth Service; Funeral Sentences; When David heard that Absalom was slain
PERFORMER: Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly; Laurence Cummings (organ)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.553794
A disc to lose oneself in: melancholic, profoundly moving, Tomkins reflecting ‘these distracted times’ through which he lived. Beautifully focused choral voices, alluring ‘verse’ soloists and unpretentious organ playing are recorded spaciously enough to impart a warm, quintessentially English cathedral sound. Glorious. George Pratt

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