The Elizabethan period was an era rich in musical and religious turmoil and produced such giants as William Byrd, John Dowland and other lesser known figures such as William Lawes and Anthony Holborne. This traversal through some of the bawdy ballads and tunes that filled London's thronged streets together with a traversal through Thomas Morley's music is a timely reminder of the variety on offer in those far off times.
There is little to add to The Musicians of Swanne Alley's versatility that is a constant presence in the ballds, tunes and songs that make up this well filled compilation. Reviewers praised the original issue on Virgin to high heaven and I will heartily concur as this time the collection is even more attractive at the bottom line Veritas price. In short, highly recommended to all those who love this type of music.
Copyright © 2005, Gerald Fenech