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Music from the Lost Palace of Westminster - William Cornysh (1465-1523), Nicholas Ludford (1485-1557) & John Sheppard (1515-1558) / Magnus Williamson, organ

Album Summary

>Anonymous, English : Sancte Dei Preciose
>Ludford, Nicholas : Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum
>Chant, Gregorian : Felix namque, offertory
>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle
>Cornysh, William : Magnificat for 5 voices
>Sheppard, John : Sancte dei Pretiose for 5 voices
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Great Britain's modern Houses of Parliament conceal a lost royal foundation: the chapel of St Stephen, begun by Edward I and raised into a college by his grandson Edward III. The foundation maintained an outstanding musical tradition for almost exactly two hundred years before the college was dissolved in 1548, when the building became the first permanent meeting-place of the House of Commons. This recording reflects the musical life of the college in its final years under Henry VIII, and reconstructs both the wide range of singing practices in the great chapels and cathedrals and the hitherto largely unexplored place of organ music in the pre-Reformation period. The repertoire of music chosen reflects the chapel's dedication to St Stephen, and the disc also features three items from the Caius Choirbook - a handsomely illuminated manuscript, once owned by a canon at St Stephen's, which now resides in Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015).



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>Anonymous, English : Sancte Dei Preciose
  • Performers: Stephen Fort (Cantor); James Leitch (Organ)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Webber
  • Ensemble: Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 11th Century

>Ludford, Nicholas : Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum :: Gloria
  • Performers: Stephen Fort; Corinne Hull (Voice); Humphrey Thompson
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Felix namque, offertory
  • Performers: Stephen Fort (Cantor); Magnus Williamson (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle :: vi (Friday) Alleluia. Salve Virgo
  • Performer: Stephen Bick (Cantor)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle :: iii (Tuesday) Kyrie
  • Performer: Magnus Williamson (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Cornysh, William : Magnificat for 5 voices
  • Performers: Liam Crangle (Voice); Nicholas Doig; Stephen Fort; Corinne Hull (Voice); William Kilvington-Whaw (Voice); Humphrey Thompson (Voice)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle :: iv (Wednesday) Sequence
  • Performers: Henrietta Gullifer (Voice); Magnus Williamson (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle :: v (Thursday) Agnus Dei
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Sheppard, John : Sancte dei Pretiose for 5 voices
  • Performer: James Leitch (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ludford, Nicholas : Lady Mass Cycle :: ii (Monday) Gloria
  • Performers: Liam Crangle (Voice); Magnus Williamson (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ludford, Nicholas : Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Corinne Hull (Voice)
  • Notes: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire (07/16/2015-07/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral