Music for Troubled Times
Based around the 'York' psalms of William Lawes, this fascinating recording features a programme of music that may have been performed in York's historic Minster, around this time of huge political, social and religious upheaval, with music from William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, John Hutchinson, William Child, John Wilson, Henry Lawes and George Jeffreys.
Organ - David Pipe
Directed by Paul Gameson
'They are a perfectly balanced group of twenty-three male and female singers, directed by Paul Gameson, the many solo passages showing their high individual quality. David Pipe adds weighty organ accompaniment. A beautiful disc in fine sound quality from the Resonus label.'
The Yorkshire Post
'I enjoyed this attempt to bring the Civil War and Siege of York into musical context'
BBC Radio 3 Record Review
'This is a thoughtfully compiled programme of little-known but interesting repertoire, some of which has specific York connections [...] The choir sing with unanimity and a good blend'
Early Music Review
'[...] a very imaginative production [...] a fascinating historical document as well as a wonderful listening experience'