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Volume 4 of the Opera Omnia of Mikolaj Zielinski, Communiones Totius Anni 1611 is all solo motets. Emma Kirkby shines alongside bass Joel Frederiksen, baritone Łukasz Motkowicz, and a woefully out-of-his-depth tenor. Competent instrumental support from Collegium Zielinski and improved recording quality, holding the vast acoustic and musical filigree in perspective, are evident and, despite some inconsistencies, each layer in this recorded unveiling of the Polish master’s oeuvre offers an enticing prospect.

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