Taverner: Mater Christi sanctissima (excerpt)

CD Taverner

© 2012, Obsidian Records

This is the work that started it all. 24 years ago in Christ Church, Oxford, where Taverner was 'Informator Choristarum' from c. 1526. Robert Macdonald and I were first years in the choir and Stephen Darlington asked me to reconstruct Taverner's Mass 'Mater Christi', an imitation mass based on the antiphon of the same name. I must have recorded it at least three times since then, but the work will always remain fresh in my mind.