Playing time: 51'
Recording date: July 1983
This is a recording by a large choir of men and boys. The 1589 publication of motets "Cantiones Sacrae" is Byrd's most polished and technically intricate. This is only a relatively small selection from the publication.
The later publication (1591) does not represent a new style so much as a recycling of material which didn't make it into the first publication. A recording:
There was also a joint publication with Tallis in 1575:
The 3 Byrd volumes have been reissued as a 3CD set, CRD 5003.
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