In the Midst of Life
Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I

Conducted by Owen Rees, Contrapunctus has recorded a programme of motets from the Tudor Baldwin Partbooks including Sheppard’s epic Media vita and other works on the theme of mortality by Byrd, Parsons, Mundy, Taverner, Gerarde and Tallis.

SIGCD408  68 minutes 17 seconds
'Contrapunctus play a long game with this often slow-paced, meditative repertoire … director Owen Rees shows his experience here, making a case for a conductor in a climate in which musical democ ...
Early Music Review
'Rees's choir brings an intensity of sound and dramatic dynamics, in music that contemplates the pain of death in ecstatic elation and sublime devotion' (The Sunday Times)