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Taverner: Western Wynde Mass; Missa Mater Christi Sanctissima - Choir of Westminster Abbey (choir, chorus); James O'Donnell (conductor)
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  1. Mater Christi, antiphon for 5 voices
  2. Missa "Mater Christi", for 5 voices (lacks tenor part)
  3. Mass "The Western Wind," for 4 voices
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The English choral style of the early Renaissance can be forbidding, with vast structures unmarked by the points of imitation and regular phrase structure of High Renaissance polyphony. The music of John Taverner fits this description, but the Western Wynde Mass, a compact piece permeated by the popular song on which it is based, is an unusually accessible example. It is not really either a cantus firmus mass or a parody mass. The emphasis can be variously placed in performing it, but the 30 men and boys of the Westminster ...

Taverner: Western Wynde Mass; Missa Mater Christi Sanctissima 2016, Hyperion

UPC: 034571281476

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