Rosa Mundi

Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses.

Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses. Tabor is joined in this admirable effort by Huw Warren (piano), Mark Emerson (violin, viola), and Richard Bolton (cello). The instrumentation employed here is a good deal less involved than Tabor's outstanding A Quiet Eye, released last year, but the overall effect is every bit as moving. An exquisite singer with an uncanny feel for various modern folk and traditional styles, Tabor here brings her unique gift to bear on French, German, and American ballads, as well as "Roses of Picardy," a World War I-era tune. Tabor also collaborated with Emerson, Warren, and Bolton to arrange Robert Burns' "Oh My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose." A lovely, quiet album.—PVV