I have just listened to this album, some of which was unfamiliar music to me, though I must confess to having a distinct preference for English music of this period, and verse anthems in particular. First I have to say that album is nicely paced with a mixture of full and verse anthems, works for viols and organ pieces. The choir is absolutely superb, in every way equal to the very best on offer; the balance and intonation is faultless, and recorded quite close to, which again is something I like. It would be churlish not to single out the solo performances of Eleanor Cramer, who sings with astonishing purity balanced by a maturity only an adult can offer. Fretwork are predictably excellent throughout, whether accompanying the verse anthems or playing some of the (to me at least) less well-known works for viols. This wonderful composer is under-represented in the recorded oeuvre of the period, something very much borne out by his setting of "When David heard", and this amazing disc goes a long way to redressing that.