Orlando Gibbons

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    bat Connoisseur Par Excelence

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    Anyone heard Phantasm's Gibbons record that just won the Gramophone award?
     
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    Gibbons is one of the cornerstones of English Cathedral Music and is essential. Also check out some of his viol music as well
     
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    Only the track on G's cover CD (Peascod Time - The Hunt's Up).
    I love English viol music, Gibbons first and foremost. This track is very interesting, because it seems that Phantasm present the music in a very different way. Gone is the languid swooning sweetness of interpretations of the past, to be replaced with something much more forthright and robust, with a much greater sense of forward movement. I don't know whether this track is typical of the disc, but I guess that it is.
    Gibbons' viol music in a different light, then. I like it: I suppose it moves things on from the likes of groups like "Fretwork", who also cut out much of the languidness and give the music a sense of line.
     
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