The Flautadors Transport Us To The Court Of Queen Elizabeth I
Available June 9 from First Hand Records, Cynthia's Revels gives us a fascinating glimpse into courtly life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It features music by the great William Byrd, Anthony Holborne and Alfonso Ferrabosco II, the beautiful Lachrymæ pavane by John Dowland, lively dance music by Thomas Morley and works by lesser known composers Elway Bevin and Hugh Aston.
All of this sparkling music is performed here by The Flautadors, the UK's leading recorder ensemble, on a beautiful renaissance consort of recorders made by Thomas Prescott after 16th century instruments in the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum.
"The Flautadors are so fully in control of every detail that they can fascinate the ear by the range of their colors, their articulations, their delicate phrasing, their sheer musicianship." - Gramophone