The Sixteen & The Golden Age of English Polyphony

When The Sixteen embarked upon their recording career back in 1982, few would have been able to predict quite how successful they would become, or how far they would go towards rehabilitating the little-known and barely recorded music of these four master composers of the sixteenth century.

In this their 30th anniversary year, we join them in celebrating a Golden Age of Polyphony, and of music-making, by presenting their twelve discs of this repertoire in an attractively packaged (and priced) 10-CD remastered set.

CDS44401/10  682 minutes 30 seconds (10 discs)
‘The Sixteen's beautifully poised opposition of elegant plainsong and opulent counterpoint eloquently illuminates this repertoire's satisfying formal balance’ (BBC Music Magazine)
'English choral music at its finest: 11 hours 25 minutes of Tudor polyphony … from the superlative Sixteen, who have helped restore this music to the early music mainstream' (The Observer)
‘Superb’ (Classic CD)