Monday, 4 February 2019

Terra Tremuit - Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal/Jackson

Rating: 3/5

Rather uninspiring

I’m afraid I’m not all that keen on this recording. There’s nothing actively wrong with the performance; the singers are good and blend quite well, but in Brumel’s mighty mass especially, a real sense of depth and power is lacking. Compared to the superb recording by The Tallis Scholars for example, this sounds rather thin – and a slightly distant, disembodied-sounding recording doesn’t help.

This is a decent effort, but there are much better recordings of these works available and if you’re just looking for Brumel’s mass, I would recommend The Tallis Scholars.