Faire is the Heaven
Music of the English Church

This recording is dedicated to unaccompanied English church music, sung in the beautiful acoustic of the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. The 23 motets and anthems are drawn from three key periods: the Reformation, in the sixteenth century; the Restoration, in the later seventeenth century; and the Anglican revival, in the mid-nineteenth century.

COLCD107  68 minutes 4 seconds
'Britten's 'A hymn to the Virgin' succeeded in convincing me that there was indeed something quite exceptional about the acoustics: the carefully distanced sound of the semi-chorus gave an impression ...