Following their highly-regarded Naked Byrd series the Armonico Consort return to Signum with a new album celebrating th glorious combination of soprno and trumpet in baroque music - featuring the soaring talents of Elin Manahan Thomas and Crispian Steele-Perkins.
Widely priased for their imaginative and inventive programming, this album features works by JS Bach, GP Telemann a scarlatti and a special comilation of works by Handel devised by Crispian Steele-Perkins.
"... the whole thing seems suffused with light reflected from Manahan Thomas’ voice, and Steele-Perkins’ effortlessly projected trumpet."
Andrew McGregor - BBC Radio 3 CD Review
"The tone is immediately set by Crispian Steele-Perkins’ trilling trumpet on Bach’s "Jauchzet Gott in alien Landen", which also features quite thrilling counterpoints between him and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas" ****
"...The singing on this release is never less than good and often much better than that..."
David Hansell - Early Music Review - October 2012