Locke: The Broken Consort
Locke: Tripla Concordia: Suite in E minor (11:18)
Matthew Locke was the most prominent English musician of the generation before Purcell, occupying a unique place between the Renaissance consort tradition and Baroque chamber music. The Broken Consort refers to a group with mixed instruments, and Locke’s pieces entertained royalty with their ambitiously chromatic tonal language and rhythmic quirkiness. This recording is the debut release of Wayward Sisters, winners of the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition.