Thomas Weelkes: Anthems & Madrigals
Weelkes’ “Greatest Hits”
Though he was organist for Winchester College and Chichester Cathedral, the Elizabethan master organist and composer Thomas Weelkes is best known for his vocal compositions: his madrigals and anthems. The Consort of Musicke, under the direction of Anthony Rooley, is one of the most accomplished early music groups, with some of the finest voices in England contributing to the group over its several-decade history. This album is an especially inspired collection of Weelkes’ best work, the caliber of performance matching the high quality of the compositions.