Today, 25 March 2019, the UK-based classical record label Resonus Classics has announced the launch of its first sub-label – Inventa Records – which will have a special focus on early music and is proud to be the new home of the acclaimed choral group Alamire under the direction of David Skinner.
May 2019 sees the first release on the new label with a recording of large-scale choral works by Hieronymus Praetorius. The album features a stunning line-up of musicians including Alamire with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Stephen Farr (organ) and David Skinner (director).
Future releases on the new label include: an EP of a Tudor Miscellany, including Media vita by John Sheppard with Alamire; an album of Ferrabosco – both father and son – in Elizabethan England with a programme of sacred and secular music with Alamire and instrumentalists: and an album of Cantatas by G.F. Handel with American Counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo.
Adam Binks, Managing Director of Resonus Classics, said: ‘Since Resonus Classics launched back in 2011, the label has made a name for itself as a champion of early music world, giving listeners the very best recordings from ensembles across the world. By launching Inventa Records, Resonus continues to cement its dedication to the genre and develop its exploration into the rich and rewarding field of period performance.’
David Skinner, Director of Alamire, said: ‘Alamire has long been affiliated with award-winning music-making and we are delighted to be the flagship ensemble on Inventa Records. We will continue with the same underlying principles of oﬀering rich, historically informed projects that not only shed light on rarely performed repertoire but also on the historical events surrounding them.’