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40th anniversary today since David Munrow passed...
« on: May 15, 2016, 03:11:10 PM »
David Munrow died 40 years ago on May 15, 1976.

His passing still leaves a sense of loss, of waste  - and of what might have been.

With so many of his colleagues from The Early Music Consort of London having left us too, the memories are becoming more treasured and heartfelt.

We still have his unique and extensive recorded output to continually bring us joy and emotion, and the number of people he inspired ensures his influence remains to this day.

So, let's all put on a recording or two of Munrow, and reflect and celebrate his everlasting legacy!

My choices today would have to be his recording of Purcell's achingly beautiful Chaconne: Two in one upon a ground, from 'Dioclesian', taken from his Greensleeves to a Ground LP, now no longer available. The other would be his sublime recording of Ockeghem's 'Prenez sur moi', from The Art of The Netherlands album. Actually, I'd better choose something in a major key too! Let's sneak in as a link below, a multitrack recording of him performing a jaunty little number  by composer David Cain - enjoy!

http://www.davidgriffith.co.uk/Fugue-and-Antiphons.mp3