New York Polyphony: EndBeginning | BIS BISSACD1949

New York Polyphony: EndBeginning


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Label: BIS

Cat No: BISSACD1949

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th March 2012



The four members of New York Polyphony here present a programme which explores the themes of grief, loss and mortality.

Apart from the work by Jackson Hill on Guillaume de Machaut’s famous 14th century rondeau Ma fin… and two examples of plainsong, all the works included on this disc (the ensemble’s first on BIS), were composed by masters of the Franco-Flemish school of polyphony from the first half of the 16th century.

Most of this music was partly used liturgically: the two Gregorian chants Libera me and In paradisum both form part of the Roman Catholic burial service.

New York Polyphony was formed in 2006 and is establishing a reputation as an exceptionally fine vocal chamber ensemble.

New York Polyphony:
- Geoffrey Williams (countertenor)
- Geoffrey Silver (tenor)
- Christopher Dylan Herbert (baritone)
- Craig Phillips (bass)

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