SPY Success! Voted the Best Classical CD of 2014 in The Times.

The Spy's Choirbook reaches No. 2 in the Official Classical Charts in the first week of release.

"...what we have here is a complete recording of the entire choirbook in its manuscript order: 34 four-voice motets from the first decade of the century by French and Franco-Flemish composers, giving a magnificent panorama of the repertory. Most of them have never been recorded before ... sounding gorgeous throughout." - David Fallows

"Teasing title, glorious music: the first complete recording (on two CDs) of all 34 pieces in a gloriously illustrated manuscript presented to Henry VIII by Petrus Alamire, a famous scribe, composer, diplomat, engineer and (allegedly) double-agent. The history is fascinating; so is the fabulous music, a tour d'horizon of early 16th-century polyphony, sonorously delivered by the choir Alamire and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble under David Skinner."
THE TIMES (5 Stars) - Richard Morrison

"The performances are meticulous, the sound rich, and the effect often sumptuous."
THE GUARDIAN (4 Stars) - Andrew Clements

The Spy's Choirbook

The Times

Release Date: 
Oct 2014