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Description of Monteverdisacred Vocal Music from Select
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Reissued here in the Hyperion top-20 bestsellers series, this recording was lavishly praised on its release in the early 1980s, winning a coveted rosette in the Penguin Guide. It's not hard to understand why. Emma Kirkby is at her bewitching best. The honeyed sounds of Ian Partridge melt the soul. David Thomas sings with all the character that made him one of the most sought-after basses as the UK's early music revival gathered pace. The music is a perfect vehicle for the talents of all three, coming from Monteverdi's later years, when he had moved on from the large-scale choral and instrumental works we know so well from the Vespers of 1610 to the new fashion of intimate works for small vocal and instrumental ensembles which spread across Europe. Intimate, but offering many opportunities to the performers for introducing colour and personality of a quasi-operatic nature. The playing of "The Parley of Instruments" is a model of discretion and sensitivity throughout. Shut your eyes and imagine you're in St Mark's Venice--St Jude-on-the-Hill in Hampstead was chosen for the exemplary recording because it has similar dimensions to that famous space. --Andrew Green