2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Byrd et al,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Byrd and his Contemporaries (Audio CD)
This is an excellent introduction to early music. It provides a wealth of compositions from many parts of Europe and will allow the listener to make choices about which individual composer to explore next. Regarding the choices of music to include on this CD, it is interesting to be able to contrast different versions of music using the same words e.g. Ave verum corpus and O quam gloriosum.
As usual Wilcocks and the Choir of King's College Cambridge give us beautiful and moving renditions of the 22 pieces. It really doesn't matter whether the listener is religious or not - the music speaks to us on different levels and in different ways. It is there to be enjoyed and explored.