Performers: John Bailey, Edwin Bennet, Henry Bennet, Stephen Berryman, Andrew Blythman, Jonathan Burgess, Robert Crabtree, Oliver Diamond, Henry Jones, George Leroy, Charles Lousada, Lancelot Nomura, Edward Waller, James Waller (Trebles); Robin Barry, Tim Dallosso, Richard Hoult, Andrew Olleson, Timothy Symons (Alto); Andrew Carwood, Alex Osiatynski, Paul Thompson (Tenor I); Edwin Simpson, Adam Tunnicliffe, Tim Wells (Tenor II); Karl Dyson, Paul Sartin (Baritone); Jonathan Brown, Giles Underwood (Bass)
Playing time: 43'21 (CD1), 49'27 (CD2)
Recording date: June 1998
The masses by Thomas Ashwell (c.1482-after 1513) and Hugh Aston (c.1485-1558) on this recording survive in the Forrest-Heather partbooks, one of the most important sources of early Tudor polyphony (which was probably compiled under the supervision of John Taverner). These pieces are fine examples of the early 16th-century English festal mass.
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