With this ninth and final release in their Josquin Mass cycle, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars come to three of his greatest works. Although all three Masses come roughly from his early middle age, together they form a perfect showcase for a genius who felt challenged to make each setting different. - The Tallis Scholars' Josquin Mass cycle may have spanned the longest period of any project in the history of recorded music, with over 33 years having elapsed between the first album in the series which won the Gramophone Record of the Year Award in 1987 and this final instalment. Composer: Despres, Josquin (c.1440-1521)
Read more Who better to navigate such extraordinary music than the masters of tranquillity and clarity themselves, The Tallis Scholars? Their exacting style delineates the distinctive sound world of each Mass while maintaining a consistent sonic beauty. This glossily perfect performance [of Missa Faysant regretz] pings with relish and crackles with energy. A superb end to a magnificent cycle of recordings.