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Penguin Guide, January 2009

Starting with the Canzon XVII of 1615 in 12 parts, involving three choirs of instruments, Eric Crees and his brilliant players from the brass section of the LSO demonstrate at once what variety of tone they can produce, with the finest shading of timbre and texture. In the great Sonata pian’ e forte of 1597 in eight parts and the even more striking Double Echo Canzon in 12 Parts, the playing is remarkable as much for its restraint and point as for its dramatic impact. Beautiful sound, both clear and atmospheric, not aggressive.





BBC Music Magazine

"classy and unusually revealing...immaculate ensemble, give polished and disciplined performances"



Penguin Guide

"Naxos could not have chosen better for their first volume of what promises to be an exciting series"





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