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The Crown Of Thorns - Eton Choirbook Vol 2 / The Sixteen


Release Date: 01/01/2003 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard DavySherynghamJohn BrowneWilliam Cornysh
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Miraculously, the Eton Choirbook survived Henry VIII's ransacking of the monasteries. Thanks to its survival, the sacred music of the English fifteenth-centuy is still with us, conjuring up the atmosphere and spirit of the glorious cathedrals for which it was written. It also gives a tantalizing glimpse of a wealth of choral music, which was lost. This is specifically an Easter release, embodying the sacrifice at the heart of the passion story. Reflections such as the Stabat Mater text, a moving portrayal of the anguish of Christ's mother, unaware of the Resurrection to come, at the foot of the Cross. Miraculously, the Eton Choirbook survived Henry VIII's ransacking of the monasteries. Thanks to its survival, the sacred music of the English fifteenth-centuy is still with us, conjuring up the atmosphere and spirit of the glorious cathedrals for which it was written. It also gives a tantalizing glimpse of a wealth of choral music, which was lost. This is specifically an Easter release, embodying the sacrifice at the heart of the passion story. Reflections such as the Stabat Mater text, a moving portrayal of the anguish of Christ's mother, unaware of the Resurrection to come, at the foot of the Cross. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Stabat mater by Richard Davy
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1490; England 
2.
A gentill Jhesu by Sheryngham
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1490; England 
3.
Jhesu, mercy, how may this be? by John Browne
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1490; England 
4.
Salve regina by William Cornysh
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Stabat mater by John Browne
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1490; England 

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