The Gate of Glory: Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol. 5 Released

We are delighted to announce the release today of our latest recording of music from the Eton Choirbook, The Gate of Glory (Avie). This is the fifth volume in the critically acclaimed series and includes the world première recording of Walter Lambe’s Gaude flore virginali. The Eton Choirbook contains an extraordinarily vast and diverse collection of English sacred music from the turn of the 16th century and this CD features music by some of its more famous composers, Robert Fayrfax, Walter Lambe and John Browne, alongside less familiar names, Hugo Kellyk and Robert Hacomplaynt. The recording was produced by Jeremy Summerly.

The first three volumes in the Music from the Eton Choirbook series, More Divine than Human, Choirs of Angels and Courts of Heaven were all on the final shortlists for Gramophone Awards and Volume 4, The Sun Most Radiant, was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone on its release last year.

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  1. gwilliard
    gwilliard says:

    Delighted to see another recording in this series, which has been, to this listener, an aesthetic and dare I say spiritual revelation.

    This is music that, with attention, offers a frame of reference that feels like it’s channeled only across a deep chasm, from another, quieter, more open, patient sense of the world, one able to spin as a result spheres of beauty and connection that would otherwise today be hard to conceive.

    Where is the UNESCO world heritage designation this series richly deserves?


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