Byrd: Ave verum corpus & other sacred music

This recording presents a selection of fifteen of the 150 or so Latin motets and three of the dozens of English anthems that, between them, form the larger part of the life’s work of William Byrd (1543-1623), the greatest English composer of his era. The chosen motets and anthems represent just some of the many facets of Byrd’s sacred music, now recognized after three centuries of neglect as among the most glorious ever written for choir.

CSCD507  69 minutes 26 seconds
'An excellent disc, then, containing a good selection of some of the finest a capella music written for the English church. The performances are consistently of the highest order' (MusicWeb International)