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Mon, 04 Jul 2005


Tallis, Spem in Alium
plus bonus CD Monteverdi, Josquin, Palestrina, etc
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly
2 CDs, Naxos

Naxos are having their 18th birthday this year and recently celebrated with a do in London. Apparently they are also including a bonus CD with a few releases to share this birthday, or something like that.

In this case, it makes quite a good way for people who think they might like to get interested in early sacred music, to sample the fare at a reasonable price. Tallis's Spem in Alium is a beautiful piece, lovingly performed here, and the bonus CD includes a nice cross section of early masterpieces.

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