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The Voices of Angels: Eton Choirbook Volume V. Album by The Sixteen

The Voices of Angels: Eton Choirbook Volume V. Album by The Sixteen

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The fifth and final volume of the Eton Choirbook collection which miraculously survived Henry VIII's ransacking of the monasteries. Thanks to its survival, the sacred music of the English fifteenth-century is still with us, conjuring up the atmosphere and spirit of the glorious cathedrals for which it was written. It also gives a tantalising glimpse of a wealth of choral music which was lost.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers


'Foreigners were astonished at the quality of English choirs. Theirs were "the voices of angels", a tribute which The Sixteen deserves no less today.'  Classic CD

'It wasn't until The Sixteen championed it that this sublime music found its way back into regular performances and the consciousness of the common listener.'  Michael White, The New York Times

Track Listing

Walter Lambe (c.1450-1499)
1. Salve Regina

William Monk of Stratford (fl 15th - 16th century)
2. Magnificat

John Plummer (c.1410-1484)
3. Tota Pulchra es

Richard Davy (c.1465-1507)
4. Salve Regina

5. Anna Mater Matris Christi

6. In Honore Summae Matris