William Cornysh: Stabat Mater, etc.
Tallis Scholars - Peter Phillips
Gimell Records 1585-14 [LP]
Gimell Records 1585T-14 [Cassette]
Gimell Records CDGIM 014 [CD]
Gimell 454 914 [CD]


  1. Salve regina
  2. Ave Maria, mater Dei
  3. Gaude virgo mater Christi
  4. Magnificat
  5. Ah, Robin
  6. Adieu, adieu, myn heartes lust
  7. Adieu, courage
  8. Woefully arrayed
  9. Stabat mater

Performers: Deborah Roberts, Tessa Bonner, Sally Dunkley, Caroline Trevor, Robert Harre-Jones, Ashley Stafford, Rufus Müller, Nicolas Robertson, Donald Greig, Francis Steele

Playing time: 65'

Recording date: 1988

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): (Apr. 1989)

Cornysh was one of the major composers of the Eton Choirbook, a major source of English music for the period and exhibits many stylistic features, of the generation before Taverner. However, in some of the pieces presented here, Cornysh has taken steps to simplify the extremely florid style used in e.g. his Magnificat.

Another recording devoted to Cornysh:

William Cornysh: Latin Church Music
The Cardinall's Musick - Andrew Carwood / David Skinner
AS&V Gaudeamus 164

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Todd M. McComb