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I can’t help feeling that this charming programme of mostly medieval, some traditional (and one new pastiche), pieces from across Europe, all celebrating the four seasons, would be served best by live performance. Although the attractive, flexible voice of Sophia Brumfitt matches the versatility of the four fine instrumentalists, playing an impressive variety of winds, bowed and plucked strings and percussion, I could have done without the ‘community singing’ and I’m unconvinced about the spoken voiceover moments with their hint of am-dram medieval banquetry. Outstanding among the instrumental contributions is Arngeir Hauksson’s evocative realisation of the Sephardic song ‘La rosa s’enforese’.

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