The Gate of Glory: Music from the Eton Choirbook

November 27, 2017, 9:00 am

The men and boys of The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and director Stephen Darlington continue their exploration of the Eton Choirbook, the extraordinarily vast and diverse collection of English sacred music from the early Renaissance, with a fifth volume in their critically acclaimed series. “The Gate of Glory” includes a world premiere recording – Walter Lambe’s Gaude flore virginali – alongside works by Hugo Kellyk, Robert Fayrfax, Robert Hacomplaynt and John Browne, the preeminent composer of the Eton Choirbook. This is liturgical music which truly gives the listener a glimpse of the mystery of the eternal.