on 20 November 2001
This collection moves me from gorgeous instrumental tranquility to knees up frivolity to swooning melancholic lovelorn. It is one of those rare collections of music that is down to earth AND sophisticated. It makes me happy, sad, contemplative and usually leaves me grinning. As a collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century music it can't be beat. I give it to my friends when we need a jolt out of pomposity.