Bought in 2017.
First listen: 11-5-2017.
CD 1 from 2.
Recording dates: February 2011.
Recording venue: Laurentiuskerk, Mijnsheerenland, The Netherlands.
Recording engineer: Tom Dunnebier.
Running time: 75:07.
Relevance to me: Essential.
Composers on this disc:
Clemens non Papa.
Joachimus de Monte.
Egidius kwartet & College.
I am impressed by this second volume. Quibbles I had with the first volume are almost all gone. Two things I heard are that the recording ambiance was changed in track 6, in a positive sense, but also an increase in the slissing of the letter S, quite obtrusively I might add. This is most audible from track 6-8, after that it gets better. But it did not diminish my pleasure in hearing all the improvements, most notably to the balance in the choir. Dynamics are much better judged and applied. Readily audible in the harmonies and communication between the soloists. They listen better to each other in terms of volume, increasing textual clarity, and heightening the expression.
There is a better and more relaxed sense of spirituality, and they probe deeper in vocal expression.
Articulated almost to perfection, the choir discipline is tighter and coherent to a fault. The choral argument is polished, and a breath of vocal colours is pouring out of my speakers. In one word I am very happy with the outcome.
There is not a single work on this disc that I did not like. The recording has just enough air around the voices to make it an intimate affair.
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