Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
Handel: Coronation Anthem: My heart is inditing / Tune your harps to cheerful strains (from Esther) / Worthy is the Lamb (from Messiah) / Amen (from Messiah)
Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
MacMillan: A Child's Prayer / A New Song
Tallis: Spem in alium
Tavener: Today the Virgin
Cornysh: Ave Maria Mater Dei
Carver: Benedictus (from Missa Dum sacrum mysterium)
Purcell: One charming night (from The Fairy Queen) / Hush, no more (from The Fairy Queen)
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Tippett: Nobody Knows
Sheppard: Media vita in morte sumus (Excerpt)
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen release a disc celebrating some magnificent music from Britain's most celebrated composers from Tallis to Tippett and Carver to MacMillan.
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Since they were founded in 1979 Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have recorded over 100 discs of choral music spanning 600 years. On this new collection, CORO presents a selection of their most celebrated recordings of music by British composers. From Tallis's monumental Spem in Alium and Sheppard's Media Vita in morte sumus to the delights of Purcell's The Fairy Queen and MacMillan's powerfully emotive A Child's Prayer written in memory of the Dunblane tragedy, this disc provides a superb collection of works from some of Britain's most eminent composers. Stellar soloists including Michael Chance, Michael George and Mark Padmore all feature and there are works from The Sixteen's Award-winning Handel recordings--Messiah and Coronation Anthems. Sixteen tracks, eleven composers, and a feast of British choral music that will delight fans of The Sixteen as well as those new to the ensemble.