Release of the second volume of In Chains of Gold

The second volume of William Hunt’s project, to record the surviving repertoire of pre-Restoration verse anthems, has been released.  Selections are available on the project’s website:  It was Presto’s CD of the week:–recording-of-the-week-byrd-and-more-from-the-magdalena-consort-and-friends  Part of the point of the recording is its attention to detail; it tries to get as close as possible to the performance practice of Byrd and Gibbons and their contemporaries.  I have found it difficult to tear myself away from it.