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Catalog #: SRCD1
Year Released: 2011
Record Label: Scribe Records
Artist: The Byrd Ensemble
Director: Markdavin Obenza
Album: Our Lady: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks

Our Lady: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks

  • TRACK LIST William Pasche (fl. early 16th c.) – MAGNIFICAT (15:27) world-premiere recording John Merbecke (c.1510-1585) – AVE DEI PATRIS FILIA (13:58) world-premiere recording (although there exists another recording of this piece reconstructed by David Skinner) Nicholas Ludford (c.1485-1557) – SALVE REGINA (16:11) world-premiere recording Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) – AVE ROSA SINE SPINIS (10:49) ABOUT THE MUSIC The Peterhouse Partbooks, a set of partbooks copied around 1540 belonging to Peterhouse, Cambridge, is one of the most important sources of English Latin church music leading up to the Reformation. Dr. Nick Sandon has spent a large part of his life reconstructing music from the Peterhouse Partbooks. This album contains music from this beloved collection. Dr. Sandon has meticulously reconstructed the tenor parts in tracks 1-3 and has supplied some of the soprano part in track 4 with precision and artistry in order to provide us a sense of the sound world and the expressive writing of Pasche, Merbecke, Ludford and Tallis in the early 16th century.
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