Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|William Tans'ur, John  Farmer, William Parsons|
Early American Choral Music, Vol. 2
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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Same as 'Goostly Psalmes: Anglo-American Psalmody 1550-1800'
Timothy Dyck | Elkhart, IN United States | 02/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Please note this CD is a duplicate of His Majestie's Clerkes's "Goostly Psalmes: Anglo-American Psalmody 1550-1800" -- identical contents but a different name and cover. I ordered both and was irritated to discover this. This CD is cheaper, so I recommend this one. It is a lovely choral work from a little-known period of sacred music."
The Better of the two
AFSPECOPR | By-God-America | 06/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have both disc in the series. I liked the music on this disc much more than the first. The selections seem more focused and the sounds are much clearer. Also, the particular pieces fit better together. I love the sound of this group and hope they make more in the future."
A really splendid recording
T. Cleve Callison | Wyoming (Cincinnati), OH USA | 10/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has become a favorite album of mine. As a shape-note (Sacred Harp) singer myself, I was familiar with many of the American songs here. But the pairings with English 17th century psalmody opened up an entirely new connection for me and are quite convincing. The performances are first-rate. The singing is both powerful and nuanced -- rare with recordings of this music. The recent Anonymous 4 recordings from this tradition are also great, but with the possible exception of some Boston Camerata performances, no group I know of does a better job of getting the balance just right. They bridge the cultural divide between (on one side) "serious" choral musicians who can't quite get into shape-note music and (on the other) those of us for whom no other style has as much power and vigor. Alas, they don't "sing the notes" (fa-so-la syllables), but otherwise it's a gem."