I have to say, I was a little dubious about the concept of recording modern musical arrangements with exclusively Renaissance instruments, but i'm happy to say the result is really quite brilliant! The music sweeps over you...interesting, melodic, very catchy and, much like prose contained within, it changes mood and vibe appropriately. It's wonderful to hear such a fresh interpretation of the Bard's words...no longer will they forever live as distant memories from my school days, but now they can happily live on alongside my other music. Highlights for me are Cara Dillon singing "Shall I Compare Thee To A Summers Day" and "How oft, when thou, my music play'st". Well done to all involved...Highly recommended.