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Edmund Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op. 72; Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59; Three Motets, Op. 76; Five Motets, Op. 37 - Alex Ashworth (bass); Ben Davies (bass); Charlotte Mobbs (soprano); Daniel Collins (alto); David Clegg (alto);...
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  1. Tenebrae, Op 72
  2. Motets (3) for chorus, Op 76
  3. Motets (5) for chorus, Op. 37
  4. Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
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The choral music of mid-20th century British composer Edmund Rubbra, who, like Arvo Pärt, was influenced by the sound of bells, is not exactly unknown, and the large work here, the Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59, had been previously recorded by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, and by St. Margaret's Westminster Singers when this album by The Sixteen and its leader Harry Christophers appeared in 2016. That double-choir work was composed for Canterbury Cathedral in 1945, prior to Rubbra's conversion to Catholicism in ...