1 Dec 2020

Sheppard: Media vita


Sheppard: Media vita
Choir of New College Oxford, Robert Quinney
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There are many reasons why this this new release from the Choir of New College Oxford directed by Robert Quinney will not disappoint, and chief among them are four premiere recordings and a consistently radiant sound with confident, purposeful phrasing. [...]


Lastly, it is pleasing to hear John Sheppard’s monumental Media Vita sounding so rich and full with a memorable countertenor sound. Sad, perhaps, that in our current pandemic the text ‘in the midst of life we are in death’ should strike us so poignantly but thrilling to hear such young voices do justice to one of Sheppard’s finest works.

To read the full text of this article please visit www.gramophone.co.uk (Dec 2020)

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