Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 807509 Format: SACD HYBRID
John Sheppard (1515-1558): Media vita & other liturgical works
A new recording from one of the top early music chamber choirs!
For their fourth recording, the young singers of stile antico explore the work of a neglected Tudor master: John Sheppard.
The programme showcases his genius across the range of genres in which he composed, including Catholic liturgical responds and hymns alongside simple English-texted anthems written in the reign of Edward VI.
As its centerpiece, the great psalm-motet Media vita is a reflection on the frailty of human life and the hope for salvation.