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Three British musicians and scholars founded Pro Cantione Antiqua in the ’60’s. They were tenor James Griffett, countertenor Paul Esswood, and conductor Mark Brown, joined by conductor and musicologist Bruno Turner. Its primary era of emphasis is the Renaissance era, the richest outpouring of polyphonic composition in history.
In addition to its Renaissance repertory, the PCA also sings considerable amounts of Medieval music. The group is comprised of the following soloists, all, of them prominent in recital and opera: Paul Esswood, Robin Tyson, James Bowman, Timothy Penrose, and Robert Harre Jones (countertenors), James Griffett, Ian Partridge, Joseph Cornwell, and Andrew King (tenors), and Stephen Roberts, Michael George, Adrian Peacock, and David Beavan (basses/baritones).
Music from the Tudor times. Music was an important facet of elite sixteenth century culture. It played a part in every aspect of court life – processions, fanfares announcing the monarch’s approach, coronations, funerals and baptisms, music in the Privy Chamber, and music for the pageants and masques that entertained the court. Additionally, it was an integral part of religious worship…..
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Composer: Anonymous, John Taverner, Osbert Parsley, John Sheppard
Performer: Pro Cantione Antiqua London
Number of discs: 1
Label: Harmonia Mundi
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 956 MB