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The 25 male voices of De Profundis specialise in low-pitch performances of renaissance polyphony, and for Sebastian de Vivanco Missa Assumpsit Jesus the Mass is sung with appropriate plainsong propers and the programme completed by a clutch of motets. This insightful exploration of Vivanco’s rarely heard polyphony is often gloriously sonorous, and the bajón reed bass adds pleasingly unusual grain to an inconsistent performance where much vivacity, vim and vigour is occasionally compromised by enervating tempi and intonation issues.

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