Cambridge's male-voice early music ensemble

Category: Discs

  • Morales 1 Commended!

    Morales 1 Commended!

    Our first Morales CD has been assigned the prestigious Díapason d’Or from the French classical music magazine Díapason, as mentioned in our review in this month’s issue. We are thrilled!

  • Morales 1 Now Available!

    Morales 1 Now Available!

    Our founder Mark Dourish and our frequent and wonderful collaborator Robert Hollingworth were interviewed by the BBC on the InTune program this week. Check below the fold to hear the recording, and if you like what you hear you can now purchase Morales Disc 1.

  • Morales 1 Unboxing

    Morales 1 Unboxing

    Our founder and artistic director, Mark Dourish, has been waiting with great anticipation for the finished prints of our new Morales CD to arrive…

  • Morales Disc 1

    Morales Disc 1

    This album, the first of a planned series of twelve intended to record all of Morales’s Masses and Magnificats, begins with the Missa Mille regretz, in six voices. It is his best-known Mass today, probably because it is based on a famous song attributed (rightly or wrongly—there is some debate) to none other than Josquin des…

  • Esquivel CD News

    Our album of music by Juan Esquivel was released on Hyperion in March 2020.

  • Esquivel’s Secret Garden

    Esquivel’s Secret Garden

    A choirboy at the cathedral at Ciudad Rodrigo, the young Juan Esquivel (c1560-1630) was taught by Juan Navarro who had also taught the young Victoria and Vivanco. Esquivel went on to become one of the greatest Spanish composers of the Golden Age though until recently he languished in the shadow of the more famous Morales,…

  • Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets

    Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets

    Conducted by Robert Hollingworth, we perform his Missa Assumpsit Jesus in the context of Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration. There are also some gorgeous Marian motets (Surge propera, Assumpta est Maria, Veni dilecte mi) and we finish with a world premiere recording of his Magnificat primi toni.

  • Ribera: Magnificats and Motets

    Ribera: Magnificats and Motets

    Bernardino de Ribera (c1520-1580+) was maestro de capilla at Ávila cathedral where he was the first teacher of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Sebastián de Vivanco. He later became director of music at Toledo cathedral. The major manuscript source of his music was compiled in 1570 in Toledo, but was heavily vandalised in the 18th…