Robert Parsons’s dazzling technical skill as a contrapuntalist is demonstrated in his six-part anthem Deliver me from mine enemies
. The two soprano parts are in strict canon throughout and below these Parsons weaves a magnificent web of imitative counterpoint closely related to the canonic themes. The version in the Chirk manuscripts used by The Brabant Ensemble omits several repetitions of material present in other sources; they have been reinstated in order to bring an enhanced symmetry to Parsons’s brilliant writing.
from notes by David Evans © 2009