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J S Bach Trauer Music for Prince Leopold

Emily Van Evera, soprano Clare Wilkinson, mezzo-soprano Charles Daniels, tenor Tom Meglioranza, baritone
Andrew Parrott/Taverner Consort and Players

Avie AV2241

For Bach collectors wanting something different, a curious musicological conceit; Andrew Parrott, "a master of musicological detective work", has created a music score from Bach's music, most of it well known in other contexts, for the putative burial and memorial services for the early death of JSB's employer at Cothen, Prince Leopold.

Well performed and recorded by Taverner Consort and Players in Parrott's reconstruction of what might have been, this is a CD to enjoy and make you think, with different words for the same music known in more familiar provenances.

Peter Grahame Woolf