Sheppard: Media vita

The first recording of John Sheppard's masterpiece Media vita. It begins with some of the most haunting words in any of the Offices: 'In the midst of life we are in death'. Lasting over 21 minutes it is a unique and absorbing achievement.

This recording is also available on the specially priced double album The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music – 2.

CDGIM016  55 minutes 5 seconds
‘Indeed, the choir as a whole convey perfectly the ebb and flow of Sheppard's polyphony in performances as refreshing and calming as the effect of water cascading down the side of a lakeland fell. The ...