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Choir of New College Oxford


Byrd & Tallis, Mass & Lamentations

Total Playing time: 66'10''  DDD
Recorded in the Abbaye de Valloires, Département de la Somme, France in April 1995 
Released 1996
CRD 3499
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

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.

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Also available as a part of a 5-Cd Box Set Masterpieces of the European Renaissance (CRD Records)