JOHN JENKINS Complete four-part consort music

£12.00

John Jenkins (1592-1678) is perhaps the most popular English composer of the great golden era of music for multiple viols, ranging from William Cornyshe in 1520 through to Henry Purcell in 1680. The reason why is not hard to fathom: a rare melodic gift is married to an exceptionally deep understanding of harmony and modulation, and effortless counterpoint gives each part an equal voice in the musical conversation. Fretwork perform Jenkins’ complete consort works for four-part viol ensemble, in a new recording that showcases this composer’s rich and diverse compositions.

SKU: SIGCD528

Fretwork


CATALOGUE NUMBER SIGCD528

BAR CODE 635212052822

RELEASE DATE 02/03/2018

Classical Ear

a recital of sumptuous music superbly played. In a word: sublime

Northern Echo

a new recording that showcases the composer’s rich and diverse compositions

The Observer

Contemplative, spirited, mellifluous and free from overt drama, they offer apolitical, zen-like balm

iClassical

When played well, as in the case of these beautiful performances, John Jenkins’ work can be deeply satisfying and deserves to be heard more widely. Highly recommended

Planet Hugill

Mellifluous and engaging, with a real sense of communication, this is delightful music, delightfully performed

 

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