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The English Orpheus

An Englishman Abroad

The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Archive Service
Recording details: November 1989
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Chris Sayers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 1991
Total duration: 57 minutes 54 seconds

Cover artwork: Apollo and the Muses by Maarten de Vos (1532-1605)
Musées des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
 
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Reviews

'Bursting with irresistable charm and refinement this is a warm and finely blended disc that soothes as well as charms … the sort of recording upon which Hyperion may rest its reputation: a superbly played, recorded and produced exploration of a musical nook heretofore little known but promising much pleasure to the listener. This delicious music is beautifully and skilfully rendered by Holman's players' (Fanfare, USA)

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