Photo: Keith Saunders

I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble directed by Robert Hollingworth.  It has released 23 CDs and 5 films including the world premiere CD of the Striggio 40-part mass which won Gramophone & Diapason’s early music awards in 2011.  The group is Associate Ensemble at the University of York.

New CD release (with four mini-films)

Monteverdi – The Other Vespers

Microsite here

As well as his 1610 Vespers (for female saints) recorded so many times, Monteverdi published a further volume of Vespers music suitable for male saints in 1641.  Our new recording on Decca Classics is released April 2017.


2017 is the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth. We have concerts, opera, Vespers (1610 and the ‘other’) and more: see diary


Microsite here with FULL FILM OF ‘Ode à la gastronomie’; also interview between Robert Hollingworth and Jean Françaix’s son and daughter.

Released 2016, the CD includes world premiere recordings of:

Jean Françaix – Ode à la gastronomie (1950 – 12 voices)
Milhaud – Deux poèmes (1919)
Roderick Williams’ arrangement of the slow movement from Ravel’s G major piano concerto (piano/voices)

Also Daniel-Lesur’s 12-voice 1953, Le Cantique des cantiques


Microsite here incl.8 mini-films, free scores and audio.

Released 2012, CD includes world premiere recordings of:

Viadana – Vespers psalms
Giovanni Gabrieli – Magnificat for 28 parts (reconstructed Hugh Keyte)


Microsite here

The world premiere recording of this monumental work.  Also included Tallis’ Spem in alium in a new version including viols, cornetts and sackbuts.
Gramophone Winner: Early Music Recording of the year 2011
Diapason D’Or de L’Annee 2011

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