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Beginning with Compline and Thomas Tallis’s night prayer Te lucis ante terminum, this beautifully themed and beautifully sung set takes us from twilight into darkness and then into the returning day and the continuation of the Holy Office. Combining Tallis and Gesualdo with modern/contemporary composers such as Sarah Rimkus, Gerda Blok-Wilson and the late Veljo Tormis can be tricky for an ensemble, but the Gesualdo Six and Owain Park are fearless and have shaped a programme that almost plays out as a composed sequence. The singing is impeccable, with plosive consonants perfectly placed in unison. A wonderful recording.

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