Phantasm return from their award-winning debut on Linn with the first complete collection of William Byrd's consort music, including new hymn settings that are première recordings.
Phantasm is recognized as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.
This latest recording honours the most celebrated Elizabethan composer of Renaissance consort music, William Byrd. Byrd's viol music is polyphonic and full of melancholy. The performances on this recording brings out the rich, overlapping textures of the compositions creating a mesmerising sound.
Early Music Category Finalist
2011 Gramophone Awards
Diapason d'Or 'Six viol players without par remind us what separates a good early music disc from an exceptional success: each track is a forest bustling with life.'
Gramophone Editor's Choice '...it's a winner. Pure enjoyment.'
International Classical Music Awards 2012 Nomination