The King's Singers have been around for a long time, singing OVPP polyphony, including from the Renassance, and hearing Palestrina done by this ensemble showcases the counterpoint to great advantage. The acoustic is not reverberant which also emphasizes the clear texture. The program includes twelve motets taken from Canticum Canticorum, the much-recorded 1584 collection of texts from the Hebrew Bible (29 motets, altogether adding up to half of the total book), complemented by the four seasonal Marian antiphons sung at the end of the Office every day.
The Russian group LITTLE TRAGEDIES (former Pardox) was founded by the composer Gennady Ilyin and guitarplayer Igor Mihel in Kursk, Russia in 1988. The direction of the music was 'Progressive/Art rock'. In 1990 Gennady Ilyin leaves to study in St. Petersburg, he acts in a conservatory by Rimskiy - Korsakov on branch of a composition..