Jones is one of the most common surnames in England, as is John for a given name. But do you know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?
“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."
The string quartet is the pinnacle of Classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect!
Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.
"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"
Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.
The Tallis Scholars most recent release of music by John Taverner takes the choir to new heights.
A recording titled FINGERGULL references the golden ring of a medieval blood relic, and presents the chant cycle for the Holy Blood Office in its entirety.
The United Continuo Ensemble performs the "little woodland songs" of Johann Hermann Schein.