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Western Wynde Mass
composer
4vv
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Recordings
'Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 4' (CDA66603)
Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 4
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'The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony' (CDS44401/10)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
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'The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2' (CDGIM210)
The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2
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'Taverner, Tye & Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass' (CDGIM027)
Taverner, Tye & Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass
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Details
Movement 1: Gloria
Track 9 on CDGIM210 CD1 [4'59] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 5 on CDA66603 [4'39] Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
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Movement 2: Credo
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Track 6 on CDA66603 [5'08] Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Track 2 on CDS44401/10 CD8 [5'08] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 3: Sanctus and Benedictus
Movement 3a: Sanctus
Track 7 on CDA66603 [3'15] Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Track 3 on CDS44401/10 CD8 [3'15] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 3b: Benedictus
Track 8 on CDA66603 [1'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
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Movement 4: Agnus Dei
Track 12 on CDGIM210 CD1 [4'33] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 9 on CDA66603 [4'35] Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Track 5 on CDS44401/10 CD8 [4'35] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Western Wynde Mass
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Sheppard’s Western Wind Mass is the third and last of the three settings based on this melody (the others are by Taverner and Tye). This is the shortest of them, in number of bars nearly half the length of the Taverner, involving twenty-four repetitions of the melody which are to be found in every part except the mean. This relative brevity can be explained by Sheppard’s musical language, so different from that just discussed. Although there are passages which pay homage to the melismatic, rhythmically complex style of the early sixteenth century, this much more syllabic style must come from near the end of the composer’s life when he, like everyone else, was influenced consciously or unconsciously by the new Protestant ideals of textual clarity. Nor is the brevity without creative impact: each movement has a drive through it which does not characterize either Tye’s or Taverner’s setting.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2008

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Details for CDD22022 disc 2 track 9
Movement 4: Agnus Dei
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-60309
Duration
4'35
Recording date
14 February 1992
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 4 (CDA66603)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: November 1992
    Deletion date: March 1997
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
  2. The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony (CDS44401/10)
    Disc 8 Track 5
    Release date: November 2009
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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