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Composer: Sheppard, John (1505-1558)

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Year of birth1505
Year of death1558
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodEarly
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Verbum Caro
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LondonThe Sixteen – The Little Child

Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Traditional, Walton, Kirbye, Leighton, Byrd, Palestrina, de Wert, Phibbs, McDowall, Sheppard, Warlock
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

LondonIn a Cold Winter's Night

Traditional, Sheppard, Praetorius, Britten, Poulenc, Lauridsen, Rutter, Gruber
Charlie Warren; Hesperos Choir; Elizabeth Leather

ReadingThe Sixteen & Harry Christophers

Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Walton, Kirbye, Leighton, Traditional, Byrd, Palestrina, de Wert, McDowall, Sheppard, Warlock
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen
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Festive riches from The Sixteen

Andrea Mantegna's The Adoration of the Magi
The Sixteen launched us into the final days before Christmas with a well-thought out and diverse combination of songs on The Three Kings.
***11
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Light & Shadow: Vox Luminis at Cambridge

Vox Luminis © Jozsef Wagner Csapo
A gorgeous evening of supremely confident, and well-executed, Elizabethan choral music from exciting Belgian choir Vox Luminis.
*****
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Serious Christmas fare at Cadogan Hall

The choir tackle an ambitious, if overly long programme of Advent-themed works with mixed results.
***11
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The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage: Davy, Mundy and Sheppard

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen © MolinaVisuals
Massive pieces of Tudor polyphony, sung with captivating intensity by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers as their 2014 Choral Pilgrimage comes to Durham Cathedral.
****1
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The Tudor dynasty: Alamire perform at Cadogan Hall

Alamire with David Skinner  ©  William Unwin
Some of England’s greatest choral music dates from the period of political and religious upheaval during the late 15th to early 17th centuries, when composers were having to adapt to new monarchs and changes to the church service almost as frequently as they would have changed their shirts.
*****
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