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Byrd Great Service

Musica Contexta

Chandos: CHAN 0789

This is an austere setting, not as interesting for the general listener as Byrd's Masses.

It is well performed and recorded, but for me the highlights were, paradoxically, the contributions of Steven Devine, organ, and The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

(See Byrd's Great Service at Spitalfields Festival 2011)

Peter Grahame Woolf