His contemporary Henry Peacham wrote that Peter Philips was "one of the greatest Masters of Musicke in Europe." Based on madrigals and motets by Italian composers as well as on English lute songs, these beautiful pieces were by the prolific Englishman who, after William Byrd, was the most published composer during the reign of Elizabeth I.
"Performing brilliantly ... [Siegbert] Rampe does all that can be done for Philips' music. He is sensitive to its lyricism, receptive to its harmonies, sympathetic to its eccentricities."—All Music Guide
"One of the greatest delights of this project is the use of different instruments and their superb quality.... Siegbert Rampe has erected a monument to Peter Philips' skills as a composer and player of the keyboard."—Musicweb International