Byrd - Mass for Five Voices with Propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi | Hyperion - Helios CDH55348

Byrd - Mass for Five Voices with Propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi

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Label: Hyperion - Helios

Cat No: CDH55348

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th March 2012

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About

William Byrd, together with Thomas Tallis as the joint holders of the Royal monopoly for printing music, was given free rein to compose sacred music for the Roman liturgy, despite Elizabeth I being in principle opposed to such practice. The resulting works are masterpieces of the age, and the Mass for five voices, with its unashamedly Catholic presentation of the words, is the last and most beautiful of the three settings he made of this text.

The Mass is here presented in a ‘liturgical’ setting with the Propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Also included are six further works with connections to this period of the church’s year.

A generously full CD, spaciously recorded in Winchester Cathedral. The main feature is the rapt, joyous singing of the choir in this magnificent music. Very fine’ - Hi-Fi News

[from CDA66837]

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