Jenkins: Consort Music For Viols In Five Parts
Label: Musica Ficta
Format: COMPACT DISC
Spirit of Gambo; Borstlap, Freek
These works stand at the very highest peak of their genre and their musical invention and technical facility rarely dips. There is an assured variety of structure in the series. In view of the range of expression and color, it is extraordinary that only three tonics (G, D and C) are used. What clearly sets these works apart from their Jacobean predecessors is their exploitation of lyrical and melodic ideas, which cannot well be surpassed. The power of The Spirit of Gambo, according to the critics, is the sheer pleasure we take in playing together, our drive and our excellent musicianship. The ensemble was founded by Freek Borstlap and Gesina Liedmeier. The Spirit of Gambo plays on beautiful instruments built especially for the ensemble by Gesina Liedmeier.