Voices of Tranquillity

Voices of Tranquillity

Ref: CDG1120

Voices of Tranquillity
Masterworks of the Renaissance
Music from the Sherborne Missal

A meditative album of music linked to the Sherborne missal, an important manuscript associated with Sherborne Abbey which celebrates its 1300th anniversary in 2005. Sung by Magdala, Oxford's leading mixed-voice choir, it contains both gentle plainchant and magnificent full-bodied choral music with Renaissance masterworks by some of the greatest composers of their age.

1. Gaudeamus omnes Sherborne Missal/Crowland Gradual

2. Magnificat (tone iv) Claude Sermisy (c.1490-1562)
3. Ave Maria Francois Dulot (fl. early 16th century)
4. Da pacem Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

5. Ecce virgo concipiet Sherborne Missal/Crowland Gradual

6. Ave virgo sanctissima Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
7. Ave maris stella Tomas Luis de Victoria (1532-1594)
8. Nigra sum sed formosa Tomas Luis de Victoria

9. Ave Maria / Felix namque Sherborne Missal/Crowland Gradual

10. Te lucis ante terminum Thomas Tallis (d.1585)
11. Audi benigne conditor Orlandus Lassus
12. O nata lux Thomas Tallis

13. Benedicta filio tuo Sherborne Missal/Crowland Gradual

14. O Wilhelme, pastor bone John Taverner (d.1545)
15. Videte miraculum Thomas Tallis
16. Christe, qui lux es et dies Robert White (c.1535-c.1574)

Magdala, directed by David Skinner

P & C 2005 Classical Communications Ltd
Cover image: from The Sherborne Missal BL 6613 Add. 74236 by permission of the British Library
Made in Great Britain

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Inside book:

Voices of Tranquillity
Masterworks of the Renaissance
Music from the Sherborne Missal

James Ballance
Paul de Cates
Benedict Rundell
Edwin Simpson
Kevin Skelton

Venetia Bridges
Anousheh Bromfield
Alexandra Coghlan
Freya Cox-Jensen
Jessie Holder
Elysha Massatt
Rachel Parris
Anna Parsons
Catherine Pope

William Budd
Susanna Fairbairn
Ceri Owen
Rose Page
Daniel Parkes
Fiona Shand

Jonathan Stokl
Will Unwin
Joseph Wang
Christopher Watson

Alexander Gray
Andrew Henderson
Michael Molan
Paul Thomas

Paul de Cates
Benedict Rundell
David Smith
Stephen Wilmot