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The Gate of Glory: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 5 ()

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composed by Hugh Kellyk, John Browne, Robert Fayrfax, Robert Hacomplaynt, Walter Lambe

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The Gate of Glory: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 5 - Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (choir, chorus)
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  1. Gaude Flore Virginali, for 7 voices
  2. O regina mundi clara, for 6 voices
  3. Magnificat ("Regale")
  4. Gaude flore virginali, antiphon for 4 voices
  5. Salve regina, for 5 voices
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The Eton Choirbook , compiled over 50 years of the 15th century and jealously preserved during the years of Protestant rule, is a monument of English polyphonic practice. Yet it has, until now, been known more to musicologists than to performers. The vast walls of music characteristic of the 15th century style, largely devoid of points of imitation, give the listener little to hold onto or keep track of. The series of recordings by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, under director Stephen Darlington, entitled ...