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The Flowering of Genius. Album by The Sixteen

The Flowering of Genius. Album by The Sixteen

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Music from a turning point in history .... the short-lived marriage between Mary Tudor and Philip II of Spain, although barren and doomed, resulted in a glorious flowering of Anglo-Spanish music which saw the greatest musicians from the two nations meeting and working together.The music for a flamboyant Christmas Day ceremony in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1554 was a celebratory focal point of an extraordinary resurgence of the Catholic faith in England, fuelled by hopes, soon to be dashed, that Mary was pregnant.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Track Listing

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
1. Ave Virgo sanctissima

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
2. Suscipe quaeso

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
3. O vos omnes
4. Vere languores
5. O Domine Jesu Christe

6. Agnus Dei from mass "Puer natus"

7. Super flumina Babylonis
8. Vadam et circuibo
9. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes

John Sheppard (1500-1558)
10. Verbum caro

Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
11. Super flumina Babylonis

William Byrd (1543-1623)
12. Quomodo cantabimus