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The Clerks of The Choir of New College Oxford
Directed by Edward Higginbottom
This recording is the first in a series presenting a European panorama of Renaissance sacred polyphony. Each of the five CDs in the series focuses on a particular school or composer, from whose output the familiar is placed alongside the relatively unknown. Together the recordings document a period of unsurpassed richness and accomplishment in the field of sacred music.
1 De lamentatione
The Four-part Mass
11 Agnus Dei
12 Incipit lamentatione
15 De lamentatione
19 Audivi vocem de caelo
Total Playing time: 66'10'' DDD
Recorded in the Abbaye de Valloires, Département de la Somme, France in April 1995
Also available on CRD 5008 (5CD box set)
Originally released on Collins Classics 14872
"The emotional content is immediate, artful but not artificial, as Higginbottom shapes lines in huge uplifting arcs of sound."
BBC Music Magazine