Thomas Wode was determined to record and preserve as much as he could of the music of his time, whether composed by Scots or by English and continental composers known in Scotland. As a result his collection, performed here by The Dunedin Consort and Fretwork, provides a unique insight into musical life in Scotland in the second half of the sixteenth century.
The award-winning Dunedin Consort return with a recording dedicated to the music collected by Thomas Wode which represents the wealth of noteworthy compositions by Scots or by English and continental composers active in Scotland in the latter half of the sixteenth century.
Featuring works by well-known composers such as Thomas Tallis, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlandus Lassus, alongside lesser known composers such as John Fethy, Jacques Arcadelt and John Angus plus a host of anonymous works, this collection provides not only an historical insight into a specific musical period in Scotland, but also allows the talented singers of the Dunedin Consort to highlight all the nuances of the pieces with their celebrated one-voice-to-a-part delivery.
Fretwork, along with David Miller (lute), provide a perfect accompaniment to this unique and fascinating collection.
NB. Please note that track 12 is listed as tracks 12 & 13 on the inlay, but have been combined for the download.
View the booklet in full here.