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Blessed Echoes was conceived in 2018 during work on the Près de votre oreille ensemble’s first CD, Come Sorrow, centred around the tradition of viola da gamba accompaniment for the voice in Elizabethan songs, and more specifically in a collection of Songs with lute and lyra-viol by Robert Jones. It was during my research into these works that I discovered the existence of numerous editions with tablatures for lute accompanying the voice. Before Come Sorrow had even been recorded, I was already dreaming of a great fresco of Elizabethan songs, bringing together some of the most beautiful works published during that period, to pay homage to the great 17th century English musical tradition which is Lute Song.