His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts Grand Tour
Music from 16th- & 17th-century Italy, Spain and Germany
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This is the first record in a projected series on Hyperion by His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. The works featured comprehensively survey the remarkable repertoire composed over two hundred years in Italy, Germany and Spain and reveal an astonishing breadth of atmosphere. The musical pomp and splendour of bygone royal ceremony can be answered by the most tender and delicate of chamber music: all legitimate repertoire for what was in the past recognized as the most versatile of all instrumental ensembles.

CDH55344  67 minutes 13 seconds
‘A strong recommendation’ (Gramophone)
‘This is everything a grand tour should be: educating, entertaining and enriching. Well worth exploring’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Very stylish and well-informed performances of some fascinating repertoire’ (Classic CD)