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Choir of New College Oxford


Tye - Western Wind Mass

Total Playing time: 48'41''   DDD
Recorded in the Chapel of New College Oxford
Released 1982
CRD 3405

Christopher Tye was a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently gained a doctorate in music at the University. He wrote most of his music whilst Organist and Master of the Choristers at Ely Cathedral. Although much of his music has been lost, his extant compositions reveal a master rivalling his contemporaries, Tallis and Taverner. Another “benchmark recording” from The Choir of New College Oxford, conducted by Edward Higginbottom.

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Also available as part of a 5-CD box set, Choral Masterpieces of the English Renaissance (CRD5007).