Released: February 9, 2010
Catalog Num: HMU807509
Winner of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Stile Antico's fourth recording is entirely devoted to the remarkable music of John Sheppard. Once overshadowed by his illustrious contemporary Thomas Tallis, Sheppard is now recognised as a composer of extraordinary originality. The disc explores his achievement in wide range of forms, from enchanting English miniatures written during the Protestant reign of Edward VI to great Latin hymns, antiphons and responsories - chief amongst them the outstanding Media vita, one of the longest and most emotionally involving works of the entire Renaissance.