Contrapunctus, Owen Rees - In the Midst of Life: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I (2015)
William Byrd, R. Parsons, John Taverner, W. Mundy, Thomas Tallis, D. Gerarde, John Sheppard
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Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD408 | Time: 01:08:16
Following its nomination for a Gramophone Early Music Award in 2014, Contrapunctus releases an album of motets from the Baldwin Tudor partbooks, on the theme of mortality. Conducted by Owen Rees, the album includes Sheppard’s epic Media vita and other Tudor gems by Byrd, Parsons, Mundy, Taverner, Gerarde and Tallis, with Contrapunctus’s own reconstructions of the missing tenor parts.