O Sweet Love

ATMA (ACD 2 2207)
Vocal and instrumental pieces by John Dowland and William Byrd

The unrivalled master of the consort song and virtually the founding father of keyboard music, William Byrd -no less than John Dowland – is well served in these arrangements with viola da gamba duo and with lute. The purely instrumental pieces beautifully set off the telling voice of star countertenor Daniel Taylor.

Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Stephen Stubbs, lute
Susie Napper & Margaret Little, violas da gamba

Available at Atma Classique

Excerpt: “Ye Sacred Muses” by William Byrd