In Nomine

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
For music in the key of doleful, try this Amon Ra disc called In Nomine by the English ensemble Fretwork. Featuring entirely sixteenth century English music for viols and lute, this disc concentrates nearly entirely on the dark, the dreary, and the dismal. Naturally, this predilection does not preclude musical excellence. Whether written by the very well known Thomas Tallis and John Taverner or the less well known Robert Johnson and John Baldwin, the works here are never less than skillfully and lovingly composed. But with their mostly meditative tempos, consistently dusky tone, and predominantly minor-keyed harmonies, the works here dwell almost exclusively on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
For music in the key of doleful, try this Amon Ra disc called In Nomine by the English ensemble Fretwork. Featuring entirely sixteenth century English music for viols and lute, this disc concentrates nearly entirely on the dark, the dreary, and the dismal. Naturally, this predilection does not preclude musical excellence. Whether written by the very well known Thomas Tallis and John Taverner or the less well known Robert Johnson and John Baldwin, the works here are never less than skillfully and lovingly composed. But with their mostly meditative tempos, consistently dusky tone, and predominantly minor-keyed harmonies, the works here dwell almost exclusively on the melancholy side of the human experience. The performances, like the music, are also excellent. Fretwork -- five talented violists playing treble, tenor, bass, and great bass viols plus a lone lutenist -- is a tight but relaxed string ensemble with clear, expressive lines and a warm, nuanced tone. Though those who enjoy Mendelssohn's optimism may not find this music especially edifying, listeners who value Dowland's pessimism may find Fretwork's In Nomine fits their taste. Dating from 1987, the sound here is cool, clear, and nicely reverberant.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2011
  • Label: Saydisc
  • EAN: 5013133302922
  • Catalog Number: 29
  • Sales rank: 73,870

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Nomine (I), for 4 viols - Thomas Tallis & Fretwork (2:54)
  2. 2 In Nomine a 5 ("Crye") - Christopher Tye & Fretwork (1:56)
  3. 3 In Nomine a 5 ("Trust") - Christopher Tye & Fretwork (2:05)
  4. 4 A Solfaing Song, for 5 viols - Thomas Tallis & Fretwork (2:32)
  5. 5 Fa la Sol for 3 viols - William Cornysh & Fretwork (5:56)
  6. 6 In Nomine for 4 viols - John Baldwine & Fretwork (1:49)
  7. 7 Fantasy, for keyboard - Thomas Tallis & Fretwork (3:26)
  8. 8 In Nomine for 5 viols - John Bull & Fretwork (2:46)
  9. 9 In Nomine a 4, for instrumental consort No. 2 - William Byrd & Fretwork (2:56)
  10. 10 Fantasia a 3, for instrumental consort No. 3 in C major - William Byrd & Fretwork (1:14)
  11. 11 In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard) - John Taverner & Fretwork (2:21)
  12. 12 In Nomine (II), for 4 viols - Thomas Tallis & Fretwork (2:30)
  13. 13 O Lux Beata Trinitas for 3 viols - Thomas Preston & Fretwork (2:31)
  14. 14 In Nomine a 4 - Robert Johnson & Fretwork (2:47)
  15. 15 In Nomine for 5 viols - Robert Parsons & Fretwork (1:50)
  16. 16 Ut Re Mi Fa Sol for 4 viols - Robert Parsons & Fretwork (5:36)
  17. 17 In Nomine for 5 viols No. 1 - Alfonso Ferrabosco (The Elder) & Fretwork (2:30)
  18. 18 Lute Fantasia, No 5 - Alfonso Ferrabosco (The Elder) & Fretwork (3:45)
  19. 19 Fantasia a 4 - Alfonso Ferrabosco (The Elder) & Fretwork (3:33)
  20. 20 Libera nos, salva nos, for 5 viols - Thomas Tallis & Fretwork (1:52)
  21. 21 In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard) - John Taverner & Fretwork (2:48)
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Performance Credits
Fretwork Primary Artist
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