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Would it be naughty to describe two quirky baroque requiem settings from Sicily as ‘fun’? Contemporaries of Monteverdi, Mario Capuana’s madrigalian heart-on-sleeve intensity and Bonaventura Rubino’s bustling contrapuntal invention may be no match for the Mantuan maestro, but it’s captivating, quality stuff. In a world premiere recording of palpable presence, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, backed by a terrific continuo group, are definitely enjoying themselves, so why shouldn’t we?

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