... you’ll be in no doubt from my comments that the four discs in this box contain a treasure trove of wonderful music in performances that are consistently outstanding in their quality. However, those are not the only reasons why this set is so attractive. The recorded sound is excellent throughout. The presentation is handsome too. Each disc is contained in a separate cardboard slip-case that has on one side a track-listing and on the other a contemporary photograph of the artists. There are no less that four booklets. One contains the texts with English, German and French translations. Another, in English, contains an introductory essay by Peter Phillips, his detailed notes on all the music and some more contemporary photographs. Separate booklets contain French and German translations of those notes but English readers shouldn’t overlook the other two booklets, for each of them contains different photographs. Frankly, I’d rate production values of this standard as very strong for a full priced release: for a budget priced set they’re lavish!
For those collectors who already own a good number of these recordings the box may offer the chance to plug gaps in your collection fairly inexpensively. For those who have not yet experienced The Tallis Scholars this magnificent set offers an ideal opportunity to rectify that omission. But whether you approach this set as a convinced admirer of The Tallis Scholars or as a newcomer it represents an outstandingly generous thirtieth birthday present from Gimell Records to us.
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