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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: https://www.orlandogibbonsproject.com/in-chains-of-gold-volume-2.html  It was Presto’s CD of the week: https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/articles/3346–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.