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Recording at St Jude’s Hampstead Garden Suburb

It was recorded last year, with the St Teilo organ, played by Silas Wollston.  This organ is the closest that one could get to the organs on which Byrd and Gibbons, using a pitch A465 which means that it can be used alongside the viols (Fretwork) and cornets and sackbuts (His Majesty’s Sackbuts and Cornets), as well as the singers of the Magdalena Consort directed by Peter Harvey.  The organ’s voicing is based on the surviving unaltered pipework at Nettlecombe Court (Loosemore 1665), which has no nicking.  It is a characteristic sound, which helps to distinguish performance as it were in church from performance as it were in domestic setting – before social distancing!