Former victors of Nonclassical’s legendary annual Battle of the Bands, Consortium5 are a unique kind of recorder quintet. Formed in 2005 when they were all students at the Royal Academy of Music, the group have since established themselves as one of the foremost recorder consorts of their generation. With a diversity that defies belief, they nail everything from traditional renaissance-era recorder music, through to modern compositions that stretch the capacities of their specially built instruments.

Their debut album, on Nonclassical, contains all-original recorder quintet compositions commissioned especially by or for the group, and is essential listening, not to mention the stellar selection of remixes it includes, which for the first time in Nonclassical’s history are available as a separate digital download.