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Track(s) taken from CDA66714

If I could shut the gate

composer
1606 Book of Songs
author of text
2nd stanza omitted from this recording

Nigel Short (countertenor), David Miller (lute), Mark Caudle (viol)
Recording details: March 1994
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life by Harmen Steenwyck (1612-after 1655)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
 
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Reviews

'This recording will transport you back to rural England at the turn of the 17th century … an entertaining selection of vocal solo and quartet music' (Gramophone)

'Music of the very highest quality … if you only have one lute-song disc in your collection it should be this one' (Early Music Review)

'Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)