Performance / Sound 'This is beautifully crafted, often poignantly affecting music which is performed with gracefulness and sensibility by artists who are ever alert to the subtlest of inflective nuances.' BBC Music Magazine
'The whole is perfectly chiseled, mixing the warm sonorities of the viols with the vocal and textual rigor of the singers.' Diapason
'The members of Ensemble Dumont blended together the traditions of exceptional English singing and outstanding European awareness of performance practice.' Gmünder Tagespost
'Feeling and thought were absolutely united, all with absolute purity of sound...' Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
Ensemble Dumont specialise in performing and reconstructing the sacred music of the seventeenth century. Using original instruments, tunings, period Latin pronunciation and music specially edited from sources in London and Paris, the group tries to bring music to life by setting it in its historical and institutional context.
This disc is a ravishing blend of voices and viols in 6-part counterpoint.
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