Sheppard - Media Vita | Harmonia Mundi HMU807509

Sheppard - Media Vita

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMU807509

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 11th January 2010

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About

For its fourth recording, Stile Antico spotlights the work of a neglected Tudor master: John Sheppard. The programme displays his genius across the range of genres in which he composed, including Catholic liturgical responds and hymns alongside simple English-texted anthems written in the reign of Edward VI. As its centerpiece, the great antiphon 'Media Vita' is a reflection on the frailty of human life and the hope for salvation.

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Prizewinners at the 2005 Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition, the group is much in demand in concert, performing regularly throughout Europe and North America. The group's most recent release, 'Song of Songs', won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart.

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