Under the title of 'Heavenly Noyse' Jakob Lindberg and the Dowland Consort have brought together an imaginatively planned and magnificently performed conspectus of English mixed consort music…For the most part the lute, which has the most virtuoso role in these pieces, is properly to the fore, and Lindberg's divisions are a constant delight…There are two Dowland arrangements - an exquisitely poignant performance of the Lacrimae Pavin, followed by a splendidly springing one of Can shee Excuse…and a Morley ballet, Now is the Moneth of May, in which the written-out lute divisions are again delivered with breathtaking aplomb.
Early Music

Lindberg emphasizes the lute's contrasting role as a rhythmic and melodic instrument, stylish and strikingly accurate in his divisions and poignant in his solo contribution, Anthony Holborne's haunting pavan, The Countess of Pembroke's Funerals. Peter Davies on flutes and recorder and Wendy Gillespie's treble viol playing add to the musical accomplishment of this disc, and ensemble, intonation and recorded sound are all of the highest calibre.
CD Review

The virtuoso scholars of the Dowland Consort play a program of 23 items on this release…Performances are uniformly magnificent - especially when they feature the amazing Jakob Lindberg. The recording, which houses an excellent booklet in English, French and German is superb. Audiophiles ahoy!
In Tune

Combining the sounds of six instruments to form an 'exquisite consort, wherein was the lute, bandora, bas-violl, citterne, treble-violl and flute' was a peculiarly English practice and it became one of the favourite forms of music-making during the Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods.

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