Requiem for a Pink Moon
Harmonia Mundi HMC-902111
Dowland: Rest awhile, you cruel cares (1:44)
Drake: From the morning (3:28)
Ensemble Phoenix Munich / Joel Frederiksen, bass
Joel Frederiksen and Ensemble Phoenix Munich pay tribute to one of the great singer/songwriters of the past 50 years — Nick Drake (1948-74). Under fine melodic lines is a rhythmically driving guitar part which Frederiksen has arranged for Renaissance instruments. Parts of the plainsong Requiem Mass interweave with Drake’s finely crafted songs and music of composers from the Renaissance.