Born into an English musical family, organist & composer Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) probably received early training from his famous father Orlando Gibbons. The young Gibbons sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal and went on to a distinguished career at Westminster Abbey and in the court of Charles II. With this showcase program of motets, anthems, fantasias for strings and organ voluntaries (all of which are receiving their first recordings), Richard Egarr, leading the Academy of Ancient Music and its choir, aims to rescue this fascinating composer from unjust obscurity.
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3.0 out of 5 starsA little thin.Sep 3 2012
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Among the many recent recordings of Renaissance and Baroque this one is a little disappointing. The music is fine, but the sound, which is described as the latest in 2012, is very thin.This applies to the organ and the choir, and leaves these works with a sense of unfulfillment.