The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.
The Tallis Scholars most recent release of music by John Taverner takes the choir to new heights.
Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars bring us music by Jean Mouton, a composer who was compared in his own day to Josquin des Pres.
The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”
Jordi Savall explores music for the Cathars (Alia Vox), and the Tallis Scholars perform Victoria's Lamentations (Gimell).