Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall Cambridge; Orpheus Britannicus; Newe Vialles; Andrew Arthur
Following their ICMA award-nominated first album on Resonus (A Courtly Garland for Baroque Trumpet), period ensemble Orpheus Britannicus, with director Andrew Arthur, joins with The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and viol consort Newe Vialles for an impelling new recording of Buxtehudes seminal and ground-breaking cycle of cantatas Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75. With a distinguished lineup of soloists complementing this magnum opus, Arthur and his musicians give a gripping account of one of the most significant of early-Baroque oratorios.
Prepare to enjoy beautiful singing and haunting music in a chapel acoustic as comforting as a blazing log fire.
**** The Times: March 2019