CD Review: Gabriel’s Message/The Renaissance Players

CD Review: Gabriel’s Message/The Renaissance Players

Cantigas de Santa Maria Volume V, Gabriel’s Message The Renaissance Players, Tall Poppies, TP232 Gabriel’s Message is the fifth and final volume in The Renaissance Players’ CD collection collectively called the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Gabriel’s Message continues the ensemble’s excellent performances in the style of the time, on replicas of ancient¬† instruments. The recording…

CD Review: Pillar Of Wisdom,Cantigas De Santa Maria IV/The Renaissance Players

CD Review: Pillar Of Wisdom,Cantigas De Santa Maria IV/The Renaissance Players

Cantigas de Santa Maria Volume IV Pillar of Wisdom The Renaissance Players, Tall Poppies, TP231 The Renaissance Players have released the penultimate volume in their 5 CD collection collectively called the Cantigas de Santa Maria. This CD, Pillar of Wisdom contains 10 songs, performed by the Renaissance Players, directed by Winsome Evans. A Spanish and…

Concert Review: JS Bach Mass in B Minor/ The Song Company And Ironwood.

Concert Review: JS Bach Mass in B Minor/ The Song Company And Ironwood.

JS Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 is described by Sir John Eliot Gardiner in his recent book Bach, as “unprecedented¬† in its scale, majesty and sobriety.” An ensemble taking on a performance of this masterwork has an exacting task in doing it justice. That task becomes even more formidable when the ensemble reaches…