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John Sheppard - Missa Cantate

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Beata nobis gaudia

Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria

Gaude virgo Christiphera

Jesu salvator saeculi, redemptis

Laudem dicite

Martyr Dei qui unicum

"The Tallis Scholars’ first Sheppard disc, released in 1989, created a new icon of English renaissance polyphony – Media vita. This is our second Sheppard album, featuring such masterpieces as the Missa Cantate, and his only votive antiphon on a festal scale, Gaude virgo Christiphera. These are major works, in a mid-century style which Sheppard fashioned for himself. Since he wrote more than almost any of his contemporaries - and is still relatively under-recorded – there is still a long way to go with him."  Peter Phillips

CDGIM 053 - to be released on 6th October 2023
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