Purcell fantasias and in nomines
Chelys Consort explores the music’s expressive intimacy with a sensibility that touches our deepest thoughts and emotions - BBC Music Magazine *****
Here we are, joined by Emily Ashton and Harry Buckoke for the 6- and 7-part in nomines, and with producer Matthew Bennet and engineer Dave Rowell.
The complete Purcell fantasias and in nomines: That's the 3-part fantasias, 4-part fantasias, the completely mad 5-part fantasia 'on one note', the glorious 6-part in nomine, and the possibly even more glorious 7-part in nomine. Astonishingly, BIS don't have a recording of a viol consort playing this repertoire, so we are delighted to be making it for them.
The haunting sound of gut strings has rarely been captured with such beguiling fidelity, nor the unique tonal proclivities of a viol consort so exquisitely voiced - The Strad