The massive granite-like choral writing of early 16th-century Scottish choral music is here displayed in Carver’s magnificent nineteen-voice votive antiphon O bone Jesu, written for James IV King of Scots. The large-scale Missa Dum sacrum mysterium with its sumptuous polyphony may well have been sung at the coronation of James V in 1513.
Carver’s unique and compelling sound world is recreated here with polish and conviction by The Sixteen.
Robert Carver (c.1487-after 1566)
1. Plainsong: Dum sacrum mysterium
Missa Dum sacrum mysterium
6. Agnus Dei
7. Magnificat - 7th tone faburden (Anon from the Carver Choirbook)
8. O bone Jesu a19
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 68.10