In Nomine II Fretwork
- Nico Muhly (b. 1981):
- 1Slow (In Nomine in 5 parts)08:12
- Robert Parsons (1535 - 1572):
- 2In Nomine IV in 7 parts02:29
- 3In Nomine V in 7 parts03:03
- John Bull
- 4In Nomine in 11/405:37
- John Baldwin (1560 - 1615):
- 5Proportions to the minim02:31
- 6Upon In Nomine 159201:36
- 7In Nomine 160602:19
- Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1575 - 1628):
- 8In Nomine in 6 Parts, No. 103:45
- 9In Nomine in 6 Parts, No. 204:07
- 10In Nomine through all the parts05:47
- Gavin Bryars (b. 1943):
- 11In Nomine09:16
- John Ward (1571 - 1638):
- 12In Nomine in 5 parts03:19
- Christopher Tye (1500 - 1572):
- 14Howlde fast01:09
- 15Re la re01:22
- Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):
- 16In Nomine in 7 parts, Z. 74703:35
Info zu In Nomine II
Over thirty years ago, Fretwork made its first recording – well, technically speaking it was the second album to be recorded, but the first to be released – and it was called ‘In nomine’, which consisted mainly of 16th-century examples of this remarkable instrumental form.
While this isn’t an anniversary of that release, this record looks back to that first release and forward, to bring the genre up to date. There were several examples of the In nomine and related forms that couldn't be and weren't recorded in 1987, and this album seeks to complete the project.
"Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet." (Stephen Pettitt, The London Evening Standard)
Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 in Venice, to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of arrangements of J. S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a disc containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Warlock & Britten. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes & Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantazias won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Chamber Music.
The consistently high standards they have achieved have brought music old and new to audiences hitherto unfamiliar with the inspiring sound-world of the viol.