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An Enduring Voice. Album by The Sixteen

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Album Description

All of the music from The Choral Pilgrimage 2019

The Sixteen has long been hailed for its championing of Tudor music, especially that of the Eton Choirbook, as well as for choral treasures of 20th century and its work with 21st-century composers. And so to mark its 40th year the group has return to its grass roots in an album that celebrates those passions.

An Enduring Voice brings together some of the most glorious music from the past and present. It contrasts a new commission by award-winning composer Sir James MacMillan with music from the 15th and 16th centuries by Fayrfax, Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener, Gabriel Jackson and Eric Whitacre.

In 2019 The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage tour entitled ‘An Enduring Voice’ featuring all of the music from this album will visit 27 towns and cities across the UK including London, Oxford, Cambridge, York, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Book your tickets here.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Track Listing

1. Salve Regina

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
2. A Hymn to the Mother of God

John Sheppard (c.1515-1558/9)
3. Gloria from Missa Cantate

Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
4. Sainte-Chapelle

Robert Wylkynson (c.1450-1515)
5. Salve Regina

Sir John Tavener
6. Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God

Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
7. Eternae laudis lilium

Gabriel Jackson (b.1962)
8. Ave Maria

Sir James MacMillan (b.1959)
9. O Virgo prudentissima*

John Sheppard
10. Agnus Dei from Missa Cantate

Bonus track:
Sir John Tavener
11. Song for Athene

Total Running Time: 77.15

* Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation