The versatile Owain Park adds another two roles—those of singer and director—to his burgeoning Hyperion discography, while The Gesualdo Six make their label debut. Their programme of motets ranges widely across the religious musical landcsapes of medieval and Tudor England.
The line-up might play safe, but it’s all exquisitely done, collegiate smoothness and blend to the fore. And what blend! The harmonic voicing is immaculate yet always sensitive to the imperatives of the polyphonic flow…Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, the Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness. An auspicious debut. BBC *****