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Four Temperaments

Phantasm

Four Temperaments

...a ravishing recording
BKD 487 (Linn Records)
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$20.00

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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 342.4MB $13.00

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Track Time Listen
1
A Solfing Song

A Solfing Song

Composer Thomas Tallis
Band Phantasm
02:25 Play $1.70
2
Queen’s Goodnight (Prelude and Ground)

Queen’s Goodnight (Prelude and Ground)

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
05:30 Play $3.40
3
A Song of Mr Robert Parsons

A Song of Mr Robert Parsons

Composer

Robert Parsons

Band Phantasm
01:42 Play $1.70
4
In nomine II a4

In nomine II a4

Composer Thomas Tallis
Band Phantasm
01:50 Play $1.70
5
In nomine III a5

In nomine III a5

Composer

Robert Parsons

Band Phantasm
01:47 Play $1.70
6
De la court

De la court

Composer

Robert Parsons

Band Phantasm
05:15 Play $3.40
7
Pavan a5

Pavan a5

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
02:06 Play $1.70
8
Missa a4 - Kyrie

Missa a4 - Kyrie

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
02:34 Play $1.70
9
In nomine II a5

In nomine II a5

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
02:29 Play $1.70
10
Missa a4 - Gloria

Missa a4 - Gloria

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
05:36 Play $3.40
11
In nomine I a4

In nomine I a4

Composer Thomas Tallis
Band Phantasm
02:13 Play $1.70
12
Missa a4 - Credo

Missa a4 - Credo

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
08:19 Play $3.40
13
In nomine I a5

In nomine I a5

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
02:44 Play $1.70
14
Missa a4 - Sanctus

Missa a4 - Sanctus

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
03:49 Play $1.70
15
In nomine III a5

In nomine III a5

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
02:27 Play $1.70
16
Missa a4 - Agnus dei

Missa a4 - Agnus dei

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
04:16 Play $1.70
17
Ut re mi fa sol la

Ut re mi fa sol la

Composer

Robert Parsons

Band Phantasm
04:57 Play $1.70
18
Fantasia a4

Fantasia a4

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
03:26 Play $1.70
19
Fantasia a4

Fantasia a4

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
02:18 Play $1.70
20
Galliard a6

Galliard a6

Composer

William Byrd

Band Phantasm
01:29 Play $1.70
21
A Song Called Trumpets

A Song Called Trumpets

Composer

Robert Parsons

Band Phantasm
02:03 Play $1.70
22
Sur la Rosée (Fantasia a6)

Sur la Rosée (Fantasia a6)

Composer Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Band Phantasm
02:52 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 72 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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The exceptional viol quartet Phantasm, whose debut won a Gramophone Award, returns with an equally ravishing recording of the repertoire in which they excel, from the golden age of Elizabethan England. 

Originally released on Avie, Four Temperaments has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best recordings from Linn artists.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

‘...music and performances are consistently superb...' The Times

Editor's Choice: ‘Phantasm play with the kind of sympathetic interplay that you'd expect from a crack string quartet.' Gramophone

‘Another highly enjoyable, richly rewarding disc from the viol consort Phantasm.' The Independent

5 stars ‘Musical lines are gracefully shaped and articulated.' BBC Music Magazine

Four distinct musical personalities - or ‘temperaments' - are represented: the dissonant Robert Parsons, the cool Ferrabosco the Elder, the warm and sanguine Thomas Tallis, and the polar opposites of ecstasy and melancholy of William Byrd. BBC Radio 3's Andrew McGregor praised Phantasm's recording of the Mass in Four Voices played on viols alone: 'for stylistic insight and subtlety is ironically one of the most satisfying performances of Byrd's Mass.'   

View the booklet in full here. Also available to download here in French and German.

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American Record Guide
The performances here are beautifully expressive and animated while at the same time poised and flawlessly balanced.
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