Sunday, 3 June 2012

Glorious music of Tudor England

Christopher Tye, erstwhile Master of the Choristers at Ely (Ee-lee) Cathedral  (a stone's throw away from Cambridge), wrote some magnificent sacred music in the Catholic and in the Protestant traditions, composing as he did under the patronage of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and finally Elizabeth I.

Here is a recording of the Agnus Dei from Missa Euge Bone, unusually in 4 parts:  

This excellent choir is the Cappella Nicolai, a liturgical mixed choir resident at the Church of St Nicholas in Amsterdam since 2000.