John Browne: Music from the Eton Choirbook cover

John Browne: Music from the Eton Choirbook

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One of the earliest composers of the Tudor period was John Browne, most of whose work has been lost. Some of it can be found (alongside that of his better-known contemporaries) in the Eton Choirbook, and a selection of that music is performed here by the Tallis Scholars, perhaps the foremost interpreters of English music from this period. Particularly noteworthy is Browne’s Stabat iuxta setting, scored unusually for four tenors and two basses — but everything on this album is worth hearing.

Rick Anderson

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