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BREMF – Legal Aliens – The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

- October 28, 2018

The Tudors certainly enjoyed a rich variety of music, with native English talent being greatly enhanced by European innovations. The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble revive that tradition most skilfully and to such beautiful effect. It’s so much sweeter than modern brass bands. The wooden cornetts of Gawain Glenton, Conor Hastings and Nicholas Perry sound much softer than trumpets. Their gently nervous, rippling phrases glide elegantly over the mellow sackbuts of Emily White, Tom Lees and Adrian France and Robin Bigwood’s organ or virginals, producing glorious music: stately, inventive, sensuously evocative of that distant era, worthy of any regal chamber.

St Martin’s Church, 27 October 2018
Rating: ★★★★★
Andrew Connal

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