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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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