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Stile Antico: Media Vita

Song NameComposer
Gaude, gaude, gaude MariaJohn Sheppard
The Lord's PrayerJohn Sheppard
I give you a new commandmentJohn Sheppard
Media vitaJohn Sheppard
Christ rising againJohn Sheppard
Haste thee, O GodJohn Sheppard
Te DeumJohn Sheppard

Less well-known than Thomas Tallis, Sheppard's fame has spread slowly, because his compositions only made it to the twentieth century in manuscript form and many of them are incomplete. What survives bears all the hallmarks of greatness. This recording provides ample evidence of his bold, rich and individual harmony, as well as an inspired knack for compositional passion, while still adhering to Archbishop Cranmer's protestant tastes for concise word setting. The performance captured here is at the same lofty standard that Stile Antico's earlier recordings attained - almost perfect. This group engages the listener like no other, with the purpose of soloists, the tonal evenness of an ensemble, and with a clarity that is ground-breaking.

Item code: 2323C | 1 CD | $18.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
HMU 807509

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