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A purging purity abounds in this issue’s column. It shines with innocent glory though Virgin and Child Music from the Baldwin Partbooks II as Contrapunctus celebrate Marian masterpieces from Tallis, Taverner, White, Fayrfax and Sheppard with most refined, elegantly shaped phrases, first-rate solo ensemble singing and rich choral sound. Tempi are excellently judged in lush acoustics and there’s detail aplenty, recorded with sublime perspective.

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