The English Anthem Collection
450 years of English anthems, from Byrd to Tavener
A superb collection of English liturgical music spanning 450 years of Anthems, from Tallis, Byrd, and Gibbons to the present day. 67 magnificent tracks, totaling five hours, in a handsome four-disc set.
“High overall standard… An astonishing achievement… These look back to the very roots of English church music… They bring a powerfully committed response from the Magdalen Choristers and the whole programme is superbly sung in what is surely an ideal acoustic.” (Penguin Guide, 3 Stars)
“This anthology strikes a blow for progress… The English anthem comes of age at last.” (Gramophone)