As with our Striggio 40-part mass recording in 2011, this has been another mammoth project to prepare. There are too many ‘thanks’…
On this site, as well as thoughts from those who took part and sound samples, there is a much fuller account of Hugh Keyte’s reconstructive work. There are also free downloads of the plainchant hymn, Salve Regina, and also Bassano’s Lepanto motet, ‘Deus noster refugium’ (brass and voices) which we recorded but couldn’t squeeze onto the CD. You can also download (again for free) your own pdf of Hugh Keyte’s Magnificat and ‘In Ecclesiis’ reconstitution!
My main perceptions at this end of the project haven’t unduly changed. They are:
It’s harder than ever to fund recordings like this now. A thousand thanks to everyone who contributed. If you’d like to know more and perhaps contribute another time, get in touch!
Thanks too to Gramophone Magazine who nominated the recording for the 2013 Early Music Award (even if we didn’t win this time…)
In the meantime, here is a quick preview of what you’ll find on the CD: