Martin Peerson: A Treatie of Humane Love - Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique
Fretwork | I Fagiolini | James Johnstone
Regent Records; ASIN: B01MTXMRBW
Following on from Fretwork's acclaimed release on Regent of Sublime Discourses (REGCD341), which featured the complete instrumental music of John Milton and Martin Peerson,I Fagiolini and Fretwork come together with organist James Johnstone for the première recording of Peerson`s A Treatie of Humane Love.Newly edited by Richard Rastall, this collection of song settings of poetry by Sir Fulke Greville, focusses predominantly on the subject of love, making it an ideal counterpoint to St Valentine`s Day. Martin Peerson (c1572 1651) has been known since the mid- 20th century as an engaging and very performable composer with a highly individual voice; but in his own time he was much respected and published, perhaps the most able of those composers who were not in royal service. This release is a major contribution to the discography of 17th century English music in incomparable performances from some of the world`s finest artists in the field.