. . . [T]he sheer beauty of sound here is profoundly moving. King and Daniels are distinctive, yet perfectly matched. Though six verses of a melody which has haunted me for days, King subtly increases the decoration and intensifies the emotion. Daniels soars effortlessly into the characteristic French haute contre range, often above Kingís colourful lower register. Pronunciation revives 17th-century accent, singers at last taking timbre as seriously as instrumentalists have for decades. A glorious acoustic adds a halo of resonance to the crystal clarity of voices and lute. A superb disc Iíve found compulsive listening.

Performance *****

Sound *****

George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine, July 1999

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