Ave Maria, mater Dei

author of text

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


Cornysh: Stabat mater
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 1
CDGIM2092CDs for the price of 1


Track 2 on CDGIM014 [3'10]
Track 6 on CDGIM209 CD2 [3'10] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 10 on CDGIM212 CD2 [3'10] 2CDs for the price of 1

Track-specific metadata

Click track numbers above to select