[ Warner Erato / 6 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Thursday 1 September 2016
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After an extraordinary 40-year career, the four-man Hilliard Ensemble disbanded in 2014. This 6-CD collection focuses on eras central to their wide-ranging repertoire - the Renaissance and Early Baroque, with music from England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Mexico. As the Guardian wrote of the Hilliard Ensemble's farewell concert: "What came through consistently was how deeply entangled the four voices are, even while each singer retains his own individual tone. Blend and balance were instinctively, unerringly impeccable."
CD1 Italian Renaissance Madrigals
Gastoldi • Caprioli • Verdelot • Arcaldet • Patavino • Casulana • Marenzo • da Rore • Nola • Willaert • Bell'Haver • Lassus
CD2 English Renaissance Madrigals
Morley • Weelkes • Wilbye • Bennet • Gibbons • Tomkins • Ward • Vautor
CD3 The Courts of Ferdinand and Isabella
Alba • Alonso • Encina • Escobar • Luchas • Millán • Mondéjar • Peñalosa • Rivaflecha • Urrede • anonymous composers
CD4 Music in the New World
Escobar • Franco • Guerrero • Lienas • Lobo • Morales • Padilla
CD5 William Byrd
Mass for four voices / Mass for three voices
CD 6 William Byrd
Mass for five voices / De lamentatione / Christe qui Lux / Laetentur coeli / Ave verum Corpus