EDMUND RUBBRA (1904-1986): Tenebrae, Op. 72, 3 Motets, Op. 76, 5 Motets, Op. 37, Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59.
Catalogue Number: 09S052
Description: Combining lyrical beauty and intellectual vigor, Rubbra's deeply-felt spirituality informs these sacred choral works - the Cantuariensis being a major contribution to the Anglican repertoire - while the Tenebrae motets show the composer in the central tradition of the 20th-century Latin repertoire and the two sets of motets have a more broadly spiritual approach, setting English metaphysical poets (Op. 37) and a psalm, a sacred poem and a biblical passage. Texts included. The Sixteen; Harry Christophers.