Monteverdi: Vespers 1610

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


..Rather than tackling the unusually large pitch-ranges by sharing a single part between several discrete voices, Robert Howarth has assigned the parts to more versatile voices which can follow Monteverdi’s partbook outside their comfort zone, while using ingenious blends of voices to achieve a shimmering, captivating choral sound that seems to float effortlessly through the psalms.
The Independent