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William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices; Music for the Feast of Corpus Christi
William [Composer] Byrd, Winchester Cathedral Choir, William Kendall
William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices; Music for the Feast of Corpus Christi
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

Byrd's three Latin masses are among the finest choral works ever written, and this performance of the five-part mass by Winchester Cathedral Choir is among the best on disc. With its pleasingly bright and unified treble so...  more »

     

CD Details

All Artists: William [Composer] Byrd, Winchester Cathedral Choir, William Kendall
Title: William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices; Music for the Feast of Corpus Christi
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 7/10/1996
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571168371

Synopsis

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Byrd's three Latin masses are among the finest choral works ever written, and this performance of the five-part mass by Winchester Cathedral Choir is among the best on disc. With its pleasingly bright and unified treble sound and clear, well-balanced inner voices, the textural beauty of Byrd's work comes through perfectly. The mass movements are interspersed with propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi, and the disc concludes with other Byrd compositions, including the exquisite motet Ave verum corpus. --David Vernier
 

CD Reviews

Wow - this is stunningly calming..
Dom | United Kingdom | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm certainly no expert in this field of music. I came across it as it was used on an audio CD I have as music between chapters (Gunpowder Treason & Plot - find it on Amazon.co.uk) and managed to set the scene perfectly. Its also a Hyperion disc which means the sound is simply stunning. It stands out from budget classicla CD's a mile - it really is worth the exctra money. Put this music on as you go to sleep and as you wake up and you I guarantee you will have a good day!

Dom"