VA - Music and Musicians at Westminster Abbey: From Tallis to Britten (2016)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 515 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 30 | Time: 115:17 min
Westminster Abbey, the church at which all English monarchs have been crowned since 1066, is one of the great musical centres of the United Kingdom. Over the centuries, leading British organists, singers and composers have been closely associated with the abbey, which still plays a preponderant role in the musical and cultural life of the realm. From Orlando Gibbons to Benjamin Britten, this two-disc anthology presents a musical tour of this prestigious monument, its cloisters and the grandiose abbey church itself. A musical guide complete with plan to take you on a sumptuous pilgrimage through five centuries of creation.