Tenebrae Consort’s latest album on the Bene Arte label, Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations, has received a glowing review from Alexandra Coghlan in the May edition of Gramophone Magazine. Speaking of the disc, Alexandra says: ”
“The fragility of the single voices (and the darker shades generated by these lower male-voice keys) summons a world of private, secret devotion, where abstract grief becomes the very real conflict of Catholics under a Protestant monarch. Textures are translucent, each individual voice offering its own personal musical plea…This is simplicity at once artful and artless – perfectly poised at the junction of recital and rite.”
You can read the full review in the latest edition of Gramophone, available from all good newsagents and on iPad.