Choirs of Angels: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 2

Composers: Browne, Cornysh, Davy, Lambe, Wylkynson
Released: 2013
Label: Avie
Code: AV2184


Following a critically acclaimed recording of music from the Eton Choirbook, More Divine Than Human (AV2167), The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford returns with a second volume from the vast collection of 15th-century English sacred music, Choirs of Angels. The works range from John Browne’s richly scored eight-part O Maria salvatoris mater, the first piece in the Eton Choirbook, to William Cornysh’s exquisite miniature Ave Maria mater Dei, the choirbook’s shortest work. The compositional range in the Eton Choirbook demands extraordinary virtuosity from its performers, and Stephen Darlington and his choir of men and boys do this glorious music tremendous justice.


John Browne: O Maria salvatoris mater a 8
William Cornysh: Ave Maria mater Dei a 4
Richard Davy: Salve Jesu mater vera a 5
Walter Lambe: O Maria plena gracia a 6
Robert Wylkynson: Salve regina a 9