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Inspiringly Beautiful Music.,
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This review is from: A Laurel for Landini: 14th Century Italy's Greatest Composer (Audio CD)
This is a post Rogers Covey-Crump Gothic Voices production in which an entirely new team have relieved the old guard. Fortunately, they are just as good and I loved every moment of their singing as well as enjoying Andrew Lawrence-King's performance on the medieval harp.
Although this music by Landini and others is something in the region of being around 700 years old it's as relevant today as it ever was. One of the most rewarding things about modern technology is that it enables us, in the comfort of our homes, to listen to inspiringly beautiful music that is superior to most of what is being turned out in the world of today.
The disc contains 26 tracks in all with various combinations of voices and some solos. There are three tenors, one mezzo-soprano and one baritone. Andrew Lawrence-King plays some solo pieces on the medieval harp and accompanies the singers on one or two occasions. They are all very good: Catherine King, mezzo-soprano. Steven Harrold, Julian Podger and Leigh Nixon, tenors and Stephen Charlesworth, baritone. There's an excellent accompanying booklet that includes a photograph of these five singers walking abreast together towards the camera.