A Song of Farewell to 2011 – free classical download #4

A Song of Farewell to 2011 – free classical download #4


norman lebrecht

December 29, 2011

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.




  • Justin says:

    Whoa. Chills. And just what I needed this morning, without knowing it, until I heard it. Thank you, Mr. Lebrecht.

  • Bob Woods says:

    Dear Norman, Thanks for featuring the Gabrieli Consort –I have heard of them but not heard them. The GIbbons is sublime and the balance and blend of the ensemble impeccable. The recording is also beautifully done–can’t wait to pick this up when it come out. Best regards and wishes for the New Year. Bob