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on 8 May 2011
This is the worst recording of medieval music I've ever heard. The rendering of the Agincourt Carol on track 3 is sometimes off key and much of the rest of the music is banal and monotonous. The Gift of Music is very good for some kinds of music - their Sea Shanties CDG 1024, for instance, is firstrate - but medieval music is not their forte.
Those intersted in exploring into medival music cannot do better than begin with Gothic Voices on such CDs as The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Garden of Zephirus and The Spirits of England and France, and there are many more, of which I have a large collection including three of the Agincourt Carol, all beautifully rendered, which is why the awful rendering of it on Making Merrye caused me so much disappointment and distress.
Some of the good people who have reviewed this CD have been very genorous in their comments, but I can only speak the truth as I see it or hear it. There are so many wonderful medieval music recordings around I can only hope that their kind reviews will eventually be rewarded by their being able to listen to the real thing.