The performances are ideal (Cabre and company do this type of program as well as or better than anyone). And when you consider the budget price of the recording - well, let's say that if it were three times the price, you should still own it, but at budget Naxos price, it's an imperative.
"This superb disc of music by one of Spain's most talented early 16th century composers is exactly the sort of boost that the less well-known repertoire needs in its search for a place in today's CD collection. It is in every way a model of what a recording of Renaissance polyphony ought to be...The all male vocal ensemble sings with enormous conviction as well as firm control of rhythm and phrasing. Combining the voices with energetically played sackbuts produces a rich and dark-hued sound that feels authentically Spanish, and does full justice to this very fine music."
"To those whose musical horizons traverse the world of both classical and rock music the name of Tony Banks will need no introduction... the lengthy pieces that were an integral part of Genesis in the first ten years or so of their existence showed a feeling for structure and thematic organization that Banks has clearly retained and put to effective use in this new project... Banks employed the orchestration skills of Simon Hale in realising his ideas and although there was no doubt a degree of collaboration involved in the outcome, the result is admirably cogent and natural, aided by some atmospheric orchestral sound... Its conservative yet appealing melodic content should ensure that it has a place in the collections of many with a leaning towards the lighter side of the classical repertoire and film music. Indeed, the quality of the melodic invention should not be taken lightly. There is music here that has the ability to make a lingering impression."
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