Claire College Chapel Choir - Compline With Anthems & Motets

Wednesday 1st July 1992
Claire College Chapel Choir - Compline With Anthems & Motets

STYLE: Choral
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Gamut 531

Reviewed by Dave Massey

There are some excellent anthems on this disc, sung with precision by Claire College Choir, starting with the "In Pace" by Sheppard - a composer who was forgotten in the revival of Tudor music in the first part of this century - but who deserves a wider audience. The four pieces on this disc attributed to Sheppard are my favourites along with the "O Aux Beata (O Trinity Of Blessed Light)" by William Byrd. Female sopranos and altos are used (as opposed to choir boys) providing a well-rounded sound that works well with these pieces.

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