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Track(s) taken from CDH55429

O that most rare breast

composer
Psalms, Sonets, and songs of Sadnes and Pietie, 1588; marking the death of Sir Philip Sidney
author of text

Robin Blaze (countertenor), Concordia
Recording details: May 2003
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2004
Total duration: 9 minutes 21 seconds

Cover artwork: Woman with a lute (detail, c1664) by Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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O that most rare breast  [9'21]

Reviews

'These songs are pure heaven: melancholic and moody, sweet and sad, Blaze—supported by the excellent viol consort Concordia (with Elizabeth Kenny providing lute accompaniment)—captures their heart with deceptive ease. A lovely release' (The Independent)

'Blaze is on superb form in this recording, his clear, unpretentious sound an ideal partner for Concordia … very satisfying it is too. Any chance of more of the same, Hyperion?' (International Record Review)
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