A devout Catholic, William Byrd provided a comprehensive compendium of music for the Catholic mass, which in the early seventeenth century was still being conducted in clandestine services held in the private houses of the Catholic nobility - here interspersed with music by Tallis, Robert Parsons and Philippe de Monte.
Rory McCleery: Director; Charlotte Ashley, Lucinda Cox: Sopranos; Helen Charlston, Hannah Cooke: Altos; Edward Ross, Benjamin Durrant: Tenors; Michael Craddock, Edmund Saddington: Basses
Presented by the Georgian Concert Society
(BBC Music Magazine)
“The Marian Consort's performances deliver expressive range and sophistication”