It’s Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort today, folks.
The opening track – please refer back for visual coherence to free classical download #2 – is called ‘Drop, Drop, Slow Tears’ and it’s by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), arranged Percy Dearmer (1867-1936).
It from a forthcoming album ‘A Song of Farewell: Music of Mourning & Consolation’, due for release on Winged Lion (distributed by Signum) in March 2012. If you’re worried it’s a bit of a downer, listen up. Download here.