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COR16092 Great British Choral Works

Since they were founded in 1979 Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have recorded over 100 discs of choral music spanning 600 years. On this new collection, CORO presents a selection of their most celebrated recordings of music by British composers.

From Tallis’s monumental
Spem in Alium and Sheppard’s Media Vita in morte sumus to the delights of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and MacMillan’s powerfully emotive A Child’s Prayer written in memory of the Dunblane tragedy, this disc provides a superb collection of works from some of Britain’s most eminent composers.

Stellar soloists including Michael Chance, Michael George and Mark Padmore all feature and there are works from The Sixteen’s Award-winning Handel recordings—
Messiah and Coronation Anthems.

Sixteen tracks, eleven composers, and a feast of British choral music that will delight fans of The Sixteen as well as those new to the ensemble.

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers

Track Listings

G.F. Handel
1. Coronation Anthem: My heart is inditing

William Byrd
2. Laudibus in sanctis

James MacMillan
3. A Child’s Prayer

Thomas Tallis
4. Spem in alium

John Tavener
5. Today the Virgin

William Cornysh
6. Ave Maria Mater Dei

Robert Carver
7. Benedictus (from Missa Dum sacrum mysterium)

Henry Purcell
8. One charming night (from The Fairy Queen)
9. Hush, no more (from The Fairy Queen)

G.F. Handel
10. Tune your harps to cheerful strains (from Esther)

Benjamin Britten
11. Hymn to St Cecilia

Sir Michael Tippett
12. Nobody Knows

John Sheppard
13. Media vita in morte sumus (Excerpt)

James MacMillan
14. A new song

G.F. Handel
15. Worthy is the Lamb (from Messiah)
16. Amen (from Messiah)

Total Playing Time: 77.57