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While Philips the roman Catholic was producing motets for public devotion, Protestant composers in England such as Tomkins, Campion and Gibbons were creating religious material for private use. the undirected vocal consort Stile Antico joined forces with Fretwork for Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart , an imaginative, well-researched and highly entertaining anthology. this is true chamber music-making, nuanced and expressive, and the juxtaposition of charming rarities such as Amner’s verse anthem O ye little flock with celebrated works such as When David heard by Tomkins is exquisitely judged.

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