The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge - Philips & Dering: Motets - Presto Music

The stile nuovo music of Philips and Dering pushes at the boundaries of the Renaissance and anticipates the Baroque. Reading this on paper is one thing, but never has it leapt so vividly off the page and been so thrillingly audible as in these new recordings, where early brass and string instruments join forces with the singers. The War in Heaven word-painting of Factum est silentium, with St Michael and his angels squaring off against the Devil and his followers, has never sounded so cinematic.

Presto Music
25 July 2023