Plaudits for The Cardinall’s Musick’s Praetorius recording

28 September 2008

The Cardinall’s Musick’s latest CD release on Hyperion records featuring the music of Hieronymous Praetorius is already grabbing the critics’ attention. Featuring three magnificent Magnicat settings as well as a selection of this most assured, expressive and original composer’s shorter motets, Robert Levett of International Record Review magazine has said that “These are stunning performances, which is of course to be expected from this remarkable vocal ensemble”. Classic fM Magazine went on to say “Hieronymus Praetorius gains his place in the sun with this outstanding release”, awarding it 5 stars, and Anthony Pryer in BBC Music Magazine continued: “As one expects from [The] Cardinall’s Musick, their interpretations are energetic, resourceful and varied, ranging from dramatic story telling in Videns Dominus to exquisite liquidity in the long lines of O vos omnes.”

This latest CD follows The Cardinall’s Musick’s first two releases on Hyperion featuring the music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, both of which won the coveted Gramophone Award for Early Music. We hope that with reviews like these, Hieronymous Praetorius will make it three in a row!

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