richard jones renaissance viols



 The Rose Consort of Viols CD  'SERENISSIMA'



Review in 'The Scotsman" Serenissima: Music from Renaissance Europe on Venetian Viols



'This exquisite disc by the Rose Consort of Viols is much more than the outward trek through the 16th century viol music of Italy, Germany, France and England. The real magic lies in the rich, reedy, succulent sound quality produced from a set of instruments made by modern viol-maker Richard Jones, based on the craft of the Venetian instrument maker Francesco Linarol. Their crimson timbre gives an earthy definition to the various airs and dances by such distinctive composers as Isaac, Lassus, Susato and Byrd. A compelling and unexpected treat.'




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