Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance

Recorded in 1985, this seminal album from Westminster Cathedral Choir and David Hill is a true jewel in the crown. These are among the the first performances in modern times of the divine compositions of Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo, and there is also a Magnificat by Sebastián de Vivanco, a composer barely known even now.

These recordings date from the peak of a golden era in the history of this most illustrious of choirs, and have yet to be bettered.

CDH55430  61 minutes 24 seconds
‘The strength of Westminster Cathedral Choir lies in its ability to sing long melodic lines expressively and in a broad, sustained manner … a controversial record, then; but it is certainly one t ...
‘A record that should be on the shelves of every lover of Renaissance music’ (The Musical Times)
‘The shaping of the lines, the choice of tempi and the differentiated dynamic shading all contribute to this disc making a lasting impression … if you missed this recording when it was first rel ...