John Sheppard – Media vita

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The early life of John Sheppard (c.1515-1558) remains a mystery. Tradition holds that he was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, but the first time he appears with any certainty is on his appointment to the post of Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1543. He left Magdalen in 1548 to become a ‘Gentleman of the Chapel Royal’, though the exact date of his taking up this post is uncertain. He seems to have maintained some unofficial association with Magdalen in the 1550s, though he is not to be confused with the unruly Richard Shepper, a fellow of Magdalen, whose violent physical abuse of young boys on two occasions in 1555 has at times been erroneously attributed to the composer. Sheppard can certainly be counted amongst the latecomers in the modern revival of sixteenth-century music; it has only been in the last two or three decades that his music has been performed or recorded in any quantity, and even now his reputation still has a good deal of catching-up to do. This is in stark contrast to his contemporary in the Chapel Royal Thomas Tallis, for example, whose music has been in the British choral repertoire for over a century.

Tracklist

1.
Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria
14:12
2.
The Lord's Prayer
04:18
3.
I give you a new commandment
02:59
4.
Media Vita
25:31
5.
Christ rising again
04:23
6.
Haste thee, O God
03:33
7.
Te Deum
15:14

Total time: 01:10:10

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Mastering Engineer

Brad Michel

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Producer

robina G. Young

Recording Engineer

Brad Michel

Recording location

all Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

807509DI

Release Date July 7, 2014
SKU 807509DI

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