Byrd. Masses For 3, 4 & 5 Voices. Pro Arte Singers
Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: HMA 1957223
The Pro Arte Singers, Paul Hillier
Byrd: Masses for 3, 4 & 5 voices
William Byrd's three settings of the mass are a remarkable testament to his immense compositional skill and tenacity as a defiant Roman Catholic in the midst of prevailing Anglicanism. Released for the first time in 2002, this budget priced reissue featuring the Pro Arte Singers led by Paul Hillier offers all three of Byrd's exquisite masses on one disc.