Making their Resonus debut is the unique and innovative recorder consort Consortium5.
Presenting a diverse and compelling programme of consort music from the English Renaissance period, the group chart the early development of instrumental music in England, with a plethora of both well and lesser-known composers from the period including such luminaries as Robert Parsons, William Byrd, John Dowland & Christopher Tye alongside Edward Blankes, Jerome Bassano, William Brade and Antony Holborne among many others.
This fascinating programme is performed on the group’s exquisite matching set of ten Bassano recorders by Adriana Breukink.
Acclaimed debut of new music from the Recorder Quintet Consortium5
Turning just about every cliché of recorder music on its head, this unique ensemble gives a truly ground-breaking set of performances, as recognised by Time Out Chicago’s list of Top Classical releases for 2010. The seven brand-new works written especially for the album have a collective sense of urgency that is unmistakably modern, while innovative remixes from Radioproof, Andy Prior, and others, take the music to dancefloor and downtempo electronica territory. Reviews
Classical Release of the Year 2010 - Time Out Chicago
"...impressively bridges vastly diverse musical worlds – early music, modernism and electronica, among others –...