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Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610 - The Sunday Times

03 September 2017
The Sunday Times
Hugh Canning

Butt’s series of “big” choral pieces with minimalist forces continues with this “chamber” version of Monteverdi’s liturgical compilation. The Dunedin Consort’s 10 voices combine to make a magnificent choral sound in Lauda Jerusalem, yet have the flexibility for the melismatic writing of their solos in Pulchra es and Duo Seraphim. Butt’s decisions for this “idealised” vespers are scholarly, culminating in the Magnificat for seven voices.
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