Recorders Greate and Smale: Music for the English Court Recorder Consort -
de Fevin, Isaac, Van Wilder, Verdelot, Arcadelt, Willaert, Byrd, Lassus, Marenzio (Mezzaluna) (2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 298 MB
Label: Ramée | TT: 66:09
Although the recorder is probably known primarily as a baroque instrument amongst the general public, it is rather the 16th century, which should actually be considered the golden age of its history. At that time, single recorders were certainly used in mixed ensembles of instruments, but from numerous sources there is clear evidence, that it was especially the homogeneous recorder consort, or "a whoall noyse of recorders", as some English sources would call it, which enjoyed an unprecedented popularity with both amateurs and professionals..