Sunday, 8 May 2011

Libera nos I & II : John Sheppard

John Sheppard's  sublime, luminous settings of 'Libera nos.'

Sheppard (who died a few weeks before Elizabeth I's coronation)  is here writing in the older polyphonic, pre-reformation style, before musical and visual beauty in the service of faith became highly suspect for (at least) a couple of generations of our national life.

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