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Track(s) taken from CDGIM014

Ave Maria, mater Dei

composer
author of text

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: March 1988
Total duration: 3 minutes 10 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Henry VII (1547-1509) by Michiel Sittow
Reproduced by kind permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London
 
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Ave Maria, mater Dei  [3'10]

This lovely motet for men’s voices comes from the Eton Choirbook, one of the few music manuscripts to survive from the reign of King Henry VII. The piece is ascribed there to ‘Cornysh’, a name that could apply to any one of three musicians of that name. Widely thought to be by William Cornysh Junior, who died in 1523, this piece is more probably by his father, also William, who dies around 1502.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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