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John Sheppard

Lucie Skeaping is joined by Sally Dunkley to explore the music of Tudor composer John Sheppard, with performances by the Sixteen, the Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico and others.

No-one knows for sure the birth-date of Tudor composer John Sheppard, but it is thought to have been around 500 years ago in 1515-16. Lucie Skeaping is joined by singer and musicologist Sally Dunkley to explore the life and work of one of England's finest composers, with performances by The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico, the Gabrieli Consort, The Clerkes of Oxenford and the Choir of Westminster Abbey.

John Sheppard: Libera nos I
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)

John Sheppard: Verbum caro (excerpt)
The Clerkes of Oxenford
David Wulstan (director)

John Sheppard: The Lord's Prayer
Stile Antico

John Sheppard: Magnificat (from Second Service)
The Choir of Westminster Abbey
James O'Donnell (director)

John Sheppard: Agnus Dei (from Missa Cantate)
Gabrieli Consort
Paul McCreesh (director)

John Sheppard: Libera nos II
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)

John Sheppard: Media vita
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director).

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Music Played

  • John Sheppard

    Libera nos I

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • John Sheppard

    Verbum caro (excerpt)

    Choir: Clerkes of Oxfenford. Conductor: David Wulstan.
  • John Sheppard

    The Lord's Prayer

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • John Sheppard

    Magnificat (from Second Service)

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Conductor: James O╩╝Donnell.
  • John Sheppard

    Agnus Dei (from Missa Cantate)

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
  • John Sheppard

    Libera nos II

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • John Sheppard

    Media vita

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.

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