The Sixteen

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The award-winning virtuoso British vocal ensemble the Sixteen focuses on English Renaissance polyphony, but its broad repertoire extends to contemporary works.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Claudio Monteverdi: Mass for Four Voices; Mass for Six voices "In Illo Tempore"
1987 Claudio Monteverdi: Mass for Four Voices; Mass for Six voices "In Illo Tempore" Hyperion
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Handel: Messiah [1986 Recording]
1987 Handel: Messiah [1986 Recording] Hyperion
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Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas; Audivi Vocem de Coelo
1987 Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas; Audivi Vocem de Coelo Hyperion
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Robert Fayrfax: Missa Albanus & Aeternae laudis lilium
1988 Robert Fayrfax: Missa Albanus & Aeternae laudis lilium Hyperion
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John Sheppard: Church Music
1988 John Sheppard: Church Music Hyperion
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Monteverdi: 2nd Vespers Feast of Santa Barbara
1989 Monteverdi: 2nd Vespers Feast of Santa Barbara Hyperion
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William Mundy: Cathedral Music
1989 William Mundy: Cathedral Music Hyperion
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John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea; Gaude Plurimum; In Pace
1989 John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea; Gaude Plurimum; In Pace Hyperion
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Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 3 - Nos. 7, 8 & 9
1989 Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 3 - Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Chandos
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Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 4 - Nos. 10 & 11
1989 Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 4 - Nos. 10 & 11 Chandos
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Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 2 - Nos. 4, 5 & 6
1989 Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 2 - Nos. 4, 5 & 6 Chandos
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A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection
1990 A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection Coro
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Bach: The Six Motets
1990 Bach: The Six Motets Hyperion
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John Taverner: Missa O Michael; Leroy Kyrie; Dum transisset Sabbatum
1990 John Taverner: Missa O Michael; Leroy Kyrie; Dum transisset Sabbatum Hyperion
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20th Century Christmas Collection
1990 20th Century Christmas Collection Coro
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Lotti: Crucifixus; Palestrina: Stabat Mater Dolorosa; Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere
1990 Lotti: Crucifixus; Palestrina: Stabat Mater Dolorosa; Missa Papae Marcelli; Allegri: Miserere Coro
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Poulenc: Figure humaine
1990 Poulenc: Figure humaine Virgin / Virgin Classics
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Handel: Dixit Dominus; Nisi Dominus; Silete Venti
1991 Handel: Dixit Dominus; Nisi Dominus; Silete Venti Chandos
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Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi Devotio
1991 Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi Devotio Hyperion
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In Celebration of Christmas
1991 In Celebration of Christmas Collins Classics
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George Friedrich Handel: Alexander's Feast
1991 George Friedrich Handel: Alexander's Feast Coro
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John Taverner: 'Western Wynde' Mass
1992 John Taverner: 'Western Wynde' Mass Hyperion
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Church Music by John Sheppard, Vol. 3
1992 Church Music by John Sheppard, Vol. 3 Hyperion
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Thomas Tallis: Sacred Choral Works
1992 Thomas Tallis: Sacred Choral Works Chandos
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Church Music by John Sheppard, Vol. 4
1992 Church Music by John Sheppard, Vol. 4 Hyperion
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Bach: Cantatas Nos. 50, 34, 147; Chorale Preludes
1992 Bach: Cantatas Nos. 50, 34, 147; Chorale Preludes Coro
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Britten: Choral Music
1992 Britten: Choral Music Coro
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Sacred Music from Venice & Rome
1992 Sacred Music from Venice & Rome Coro
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Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major; Caldara: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major
1992 Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major; Caldara: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major Brilliant
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Rose and the Ostrich Feather: Eton Choirbook, Vol. 1
1993 Rose and the Ostrich Feather: Eton Choirbook, Vol. 1 CORO
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Purcell: The Fairy Queen
1993 Purcell: The Fairy Queen Collins Records
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The Crown of Thorns: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 2
1993 The Crown of Thorns: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 2 Coro
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The Pillars of Eternity: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 3
1993 The Pillars of Eternity: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 3 CORO
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Poulenc: Chansons françaises
1993 Poulenc: Chansons françaises Virgin
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Taverner: Mater Christi Sanctissima; In Nomine
1993 Taverner: Mater Christi Sanctissima; In Nomine Hyperion
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An American Collection
1993 An American Collection Coro
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Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium
1993 Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium Coro
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Britten: The Choral Works III
1993 Britten: The Choral Works III Coro
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The Flower of All Virginity: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 4
1993 The Flower of All Virginity: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 4 Coro
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A Britten: The Choral Works II
1993 A Britten: The Choral Works II Coro
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The Sixteen at 16
1993 The Sixteen at 16 Collins Records
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Handel: Israel in Egypt
1993 Handel: Israel in Egypt Collins Records
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Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 2 & 3
1994 Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Chandos
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Handel: Chandos Anthems
1994 Handel: Chandos Anthems Chandos
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor
1994 Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor Coro
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Cardoso: Missa Regina caeli; Lobo: Missa pro defunctis
1994 Cardoso: Missa Regina caeli; Lobo: Missa pro defunctis Coro
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Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
1994 Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe Hyperion
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John Tavener: Ikon of Light; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Today the Virgin; The Tiger; The Lamb; Eonia
1994 John Tavener: Ikon of Light; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Today the Virgin; The Tiger; The Lamb; Eonia Coro
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Purcell: Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind; The Complete Funeral Music for Queen Mary
1994 Purcell: Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind; The Complete Funeral Music for Queen Mary CORO
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À la gloire de Dieu
1995 À la gloire de Dieu Coro
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Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories
1995 Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories Virgin Classics
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The Voices of Angels: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 5
1996 The Voices of Angels: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 5 Coro
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Handel: Esther (1718 version)
1996 Handel: Esther (1718 version) Coro
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La Jeune France
1996 La Jeune France CORO
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Rebelo & Melgás: Sacred Choral Music from Seventeenth Century Portugal
1996 Rebelo & Melgás: Sacred Choral Music from Seventeenth Century Portugal Coro
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Early English Christmas Collection
1996 Early English Christmas Collection Coro
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Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
1996 Byrd: Mass for Five Voices Virgin
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Robert Carver: Mass Dum sacrum mysterium; Magnificat; O bone Jesu
1997 Robert Carver: Mass Dum sacrum mysterium; Magnificat; O bone Jesu Coro
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John Sheppard: "The Western Wynde" Mass and other sacred choral music
1997 John Sheppard: "The Western Wynde" Mass and other sacred choral music Hyperion
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John Sheppard: "Cantate" Mass and other sacred choral music
1997 John Sheppard: "Cantate" Mass and other sacred choral music Hyperion
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Devotion to Our Lady - Tomas Luis de Victoria
1997 Devotion to Our Lady - Tomas Luis de Victoria Coro
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The Christmas Collection
1997 The Christmas Collection Coro
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Handel: Samson
1997 Handel: Samson Coro
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Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
1997 Scarlatti: Stabat Mater Coro
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Victoria: The Mystery of the Cross, Vol. 2
1998 Victoria: The Mystery of the Cross, Vol. 2 Coro
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Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Deutsches Magnificat; Herrn nun lässet du deinen Diener
1998 Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Deutsches Magnificat; Herrn nun lässet du deinen Diener Coro
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A Choral Pilgrimage: The Glories of Tudor Church Music
2000 A Choral Pilgrimage: The Glories of Tudor Church Music Linn Records
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Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
2000 Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri Coro
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In honore J.S. Bach
2000 In honore J.S. Bach Linn Records
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The Flowering of Genius
2001 The Flowering of Genius Coro
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The Call of the Beloved - Tomas Luis de Victoria
2002 The Call of the Beloved - Tomas Luis de Victoria Coro
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Byrd: Masses for 4 and 5 voices
2002 Byrd: Masses for 4 and 5 voices Virgin
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An Eternal Harmony
2003 An Eternal Harmony Coro
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Handel: Israel in Egypt [1771 Version]
2003 Handel: Israel in Egypt [1771 Version] Coro
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Spem in alium: Music for Monarchs and Magnates
2003 Spem in alium: Music for Monarchs and Magnates Coro
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Teixeira: Te Deum
2003 Teixeira: Te Deum Coro
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Renaissance: Music for Inner Peace
2004 Renaissance: Music for Inner Peace Decca
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Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir; Songs of Ariel; Ode à La Musique; etc.
2005 Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir; Songs of Ariel; Ode à La Musique; etc. Coro
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Victoria: Requiem 1605
2005 Victoria: Requiem 1605 Coro
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Philip & Mary: A Marriage of England & Spain
2006 Philip & Mary: A Marriage of England & Spain Coro
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Ikon: Music for the Spirit & Soul
2006 Ikon: Music for the Spirit & Soul Decca
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The Eton Choirbook Collection [Box Set]
2006 The Eton Choirbook Collection [Box Set] Coro
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Music from the Chapel Royal 'The King's Musick'
2006 Music from the Chapel Royal 'The King's Musick' Coro
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Vivaldi: Gloria in D major; Bach: Magnificat in D major
2006 Vivaldi: Gloria in D major; Bach: Magnificat in D major Coro
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Music from the Sistine Chapel
2007 Music from the Sistine Chapel Coro
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Into the Light
2007 Into the Light Decca
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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
2007 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Coro
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Fauré: Requiem
2008 Fauré: Requiem Coro
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A Mother's Love: Music for Mary
2008 A Mother's Love: Music for Mary Decca
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Treasures of Tudor England
2008 Treasures of Tudor England Coro
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Streams of Tears
2008 Streams of Tears Coro
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Handel: Messiah [2007 Recording]
2008 Handel: Messiah [2007 Recording] Coro
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Handel: Coronation Anthems
2009 Handel: Coronation Anthems Coro
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Guerrero: Missa de la batalla escoutez; Janequin: La Guerre
2009 Guerrero: Missa de la batalla escoutez; Janequin: La Guerre Coro
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Padre Pio Prayer
2009 Padre Pio Prayer Coro
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Bright Orb of Harmony - Henry Purcell, James MacMillan
2009 Bright Orb of Harmony - Henry Purcell, James MacMillan Coro
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A New Heaven
2009 A New Heaven Decca
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The Bach Collection
2009 The Bach Collection Coro
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Sounds Sublime
2009 Sounds Sublime Coro
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Handel: Dixit Dominus; Steffani: Stabat Mater
2009 Handel: Dixit Dominus; Steffani: Stabat Mater Coro
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Ceremony and Devotion: Music for the Tudors
2010 Ceremony and Devotion: Music for the Tudors Coro
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The Handel Collection
2010 The Handel Collection Coro
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Claudio Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 1
2010 Claudio Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 1 Coro
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Traditional Christmas Carol Collection, Vol. 2
2010 Traditional Christmas Carol Collection, Vol. 2 Coro
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Hail, Mother of the Redeemer - Tomás Luis de Victoria
2011 Hail, Mother of the Redeemer - Tomás Luis de Victoria Coro
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I Was Glad
2011 I Was Glad Decca / Universal
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O Guiding Night: The Spanish Mystics
2011 O Guiding Night: The Spanish Mystics Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 1
2011 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 1 Coro
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James MacMillan: Miserere
2011 James MacMillan: Miserere Coro
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Allegri: Miserere; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
2012 Allegri: Miserere; Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah Decca
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The Earth Resounds - Josquin, Brummel, Lassus
2012 The Earth Resounds - Josquin, Brummel, Lassus Coro
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The Italian Collection
2012 The Italian Collection Coro
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Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 2
2012 Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 2 Coro
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Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination
2012 Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination CORO
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Handel: Saul
2012 Handel: Saul Coro
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Mozart: Coronation Mass
2012 Mozart: Coronation Mass Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 2
2012 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 2 Coro
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Pärt: De Profundis; Górecki: Totus Tuus
2013 Pärt: De Profundis; Górecki: Totus Tuus Deutsche Grammophon
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 3
2013 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 3 Coro
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Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 3
2013 Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale, Vol. 3 Coro
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The Queen of Heaven [1 CD]
2013 The Queen of Heaven [1 CD] Coro
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The Queen of Heaven [3 CDs]
2013 The Queen of Heaven [3 CDs] Coro
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Bartlomiej Pekiel: Ave Maria; Missa Concertata "La Lombardesca"; Audiete mortales
2013 Bartlomiej Pekiel: Ave Maria; Missa Concertata "La Lombardesca"; Audiete mortales Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 4
2013 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 4 Coro
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Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1
2013 Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 Coro
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The Voice of the Turtle Dove
2014 The Voice of the Turtle Dove Coro
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Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2
2014 Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2 Coro
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Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate caeli
2014 Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate caeli Coro
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The Blossoming Vine: Italian Maestri in Poland
2014 The Blossoming Vine: Italian Maestri in Poland Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 5
2014 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 5 Coro
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Handel: Jephtha
2014 Handel: Jephtha Coro
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Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
2014 Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 Coro
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Spirit, Strength & Sorrow
2014 Spirit, Strength & Sorrow Coro
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Flight of Angels: Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo
2015 Flight of Angels: Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo Coro
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Purcell: The Indian Queen
2015 Purcell: The Indian Queen Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 6
2015 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 6 Coro
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Monteverdi in Mantua: Sacred Music [Special Edition]
2015 Monteverdi in Mantua: Sacred Music [Special Edition] Coro
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The Complete Traditional Christmas Carols Collection
2015 The Complete Traditional Christmas Carols Collection Coro
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Poetry in Music: Britten, Howells, Ramsey, Rubbra, Tippett, Tomkins
2015 Poetry in Music: Britten, Howells, Ramsey, Rubbra, Tippett, Tomkins Coro
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The Deer's Cry: William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Arvo Pärt
2016 The Deer's Cry: William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Arvo Pärt Coro
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Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. 1
2016 Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. 1 Coro
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Helper and Protector: Italian Maestri in Poland
2016 Helper and Protector: Italian Maestri in Poland Coro
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Edmund Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op. 72; Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59; Three Motets, Op. 76; Five Motets, Op. 37
2016 Edmund Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op. 72; Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59; Three Motets, Op. 76; Five Motets, Op. 37 Coro
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Song of the Nativity
2016 Song of the Nativity Coro
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Francis Poulenc: Mass in G; Un Soir de neige; Litanies a la Vierge Noire; Etc.
2017 Francis Poulenc: Mass in G; Un Soir de neige; Litanies a la Vierge Noire; Etc. Coro
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James MacMillan: Stabat Mater
2017 James MacMillan: Stabat Mater Coro
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Claudio Monteverdi: The Selva Morale e Spirituale Collection
2017 Claudio Monteverdi: The Selva Morale e Spirituale Collection Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 7
2017 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 7 Coro
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Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II
2017 Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II Coro
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Marcin Mielczewski: Deus, in nomine tuo; Benedictio et claritas; Missa O gloriosa domina
2017 Marcin Mielczewski: Deus, in nomine tuo; Benedictio et claritas; Missa O gloriosa domina Coro
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Vivaldi: Gloria; Bach: Mass in G major
2018 Vivaldi: Gloria; Bach: Mass in G major Coro
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Sacred and Profane: Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh
2018 Sacred and Profane: Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh Coro
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Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et Salmi of 1650, Vol .2
2018 Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et Salmi of 1650, Vol .2 Coro
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Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II
2018 Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II Coro
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A Renaissance Christmas
2018 A Renaissance Christmas Coro
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Star of Heaven: The Eton Choirbook Legacy
2018 Star of Heaven: The Eton Choirbook Legacy Coro
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Handel: Acis and Galatea
2019 Handel: Acis and Galatea Coro
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An Enduring Voice
2019 An Enduring Voice Coro
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Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II, Vol. 2
2019 Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II, Vol. 2 Coro
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 8
2019 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 8 Coro
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Poulenc: Figure Humaine; Chanson Françaises; Choral Works
Poulenc: Figure Humaine; Chanson Françaises; Choral Works Virgin Classics
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Stabat Mater: Music from the Eton Choirbook
Stabat Mater: Music from the Eton Choirbook Meridian Records
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Bach Edition: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 2
Bach Edition: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 2 Brilliant
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Bach Edition: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 1
Bach Edition: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 1 Brilliant
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Bach Edition: Magnificat BWV 243; Chorales
Bach Edition: Magnificat BWV 243; Chorales Brilliant
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Bach Edition: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Part 2
Bach Edition: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Part 2 Brilliant
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Bach Edition: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Part 1
Bach Edition: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Part 1 Brilliant
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