Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart
Stile Antico, Fretwork; Harmonia Mundi HMU-807554
Tomkins: O praise the Lord (3:45)
Amner: O ye little flock (7:06)
Stile Antico (joined by Fretwork) explores a long-neglected repertory – the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for domestic devotion, rather than for church worship. Pieces by Tomkins, Campion, Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, Gibbons and others have been culled from collections intended for use in private homes.