Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (Tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass).
Orchestra: Charivari Agréable, Directed by Kah-Ming Ng
The music contained in this CD represents a selection of Vespers movements written by the organist Johann Pachelbel. They have in common the distinctively sonorous scoring of four or five-part choir, accompanied by a six-part string orchestra to which is added, at the composer’s express request, a bassoon.
‘Charivari Agréable is one of the most versatile Early Music groups around at the moment; under its benign director, Kah-Ming Ng, it appears to be infinitely adaptable, finding musicians who can fit into any of its many and varied programmes’ International Record Review. They represent ‘a new and very exciting phase of the early music revival, one that enriches the existing repertory and can bring us ever closer to the spirit of the original music’ Gramophone.