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The Sun Most Radiant: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 4 / Darlington, Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2359   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John BrowneWilliam HorwoodWilliam of Stratford
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This collection of music from the Eton Choirbook, the vast collection of English sacred music from the Early Renaissance, is the fourth in an acclaimed seris. Stephen Darlington and The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford lead the series, receiving countless awards and acclaim. The music on this release was firmly rooted in the daily life of the college, appreciated by all who attending and worshiped there.

With this installment of music from the Eton Choirbook, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral sets out to rival The Sixteen’s five-volume anthology. Already it seems to me that they surpass it technically – which is remarkable considering the
Read more inevitable changes of personnel that time imposes on a choir with boy trebles – and interpretatively.

–Gramophone

Stunningly effective singing, with insightful and precise direction by Stephen Darlington. A ground-breaking achievement.

– Early Music Review
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Works on This Recording

1.
Salve regina by John Browne
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1490; England 
2.
Gaude flore virginali by William Horwood
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Magnificat by William of Stratford
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 

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