William Turner (1651–1740): Sacred Choral Music

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Geoffrey Webber (director)

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It is easy to forget that our great English choral tradition was once silenced by Act of Parliament. The subsequent restoration of the monarchy in 1660 ushered in one of the finest periods of English music, and William Turner, in 1660 a precocious nine-year-old, went on to become one of the best-known composers and singers of his day. This disc presents a cross-section of his sacred music, including several premiere recordings.

‘The music really comes alive, thanks to the superb performances given by Webber’s musicians’
— Church Music Quarterly, September 2007

‘invigorating and highly persuasive … a reminder of the still unknown riches of English Baroque music’
— Gramophone, October 2007

  • Recording venue(s): Chapel of Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Recording dates: 1-4 July 2006
  • Physical format: Jewel case
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of tracks: 11
  • Total playing time: 1:06:14

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