music from the Eton Choirbook (printed performing edition from 1equalmusic - to accompany the TONUS PEREGRINUS CD on Naxos 8.572840)
Date: August 21, 2012
Music from the Eton Choirbook - a giant 500 year-old manuscript from Eton College Chapel, and one of the greatest surviving glories of pre-Reformation England. This volume of selected performing editions by Antony Pitts is designed for competent choirs and vocal ensembles and is published to accompany the TONUS PEREGRINUS recording on Naxos 8.572840 (released: August 2012). Featuring the earliest polyphonic Passion by a named composer - Richard Davy's St Matthew Passion, two heartrending motets for five and six voices - Walter Lambe's Nesciens mater and John Browne's Stabat mater dolorosa, two thrilling settings of the Magnificat - by Hugh Kellyk and William Stratford, capped by Robert Wylkynson's extraordinary canon in 13 parts, Jesus autem transiens (the original score is pictured on the back cover).
preview (including back cover)
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