The Sweetest Songs
Music from the Baldwin Partbooks III

Writing in 1539, the Dean of the Tudor court's Chapel Royal noted how the Book of Psalms represented a distillation of 'the sweetest songs', touching upon the themes of all the other books of scripture. English composers of the period revelled in the opulence of these texts and here we have eleven of the finest polyphonic settings.

SIGCD633  67 minutes 17 seconds