Ludford: Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum; Ave Maria ancilla trinitatis

COMPOSERS: Ludford
LABELS: ASV
WORKS: Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum; Ave Maria ancilla trinitatis
PERFORMER: The Cardinall’s Musick/Andrew Carwood
CATALOGUE NO: CD GAU 140 DDD
This disc completes ASV’s excellent four-volume series devoted to the Tudor master, Nicholas Ludford. The Cardinall’s Musick is responsive and finely balanced in both the plainsong and polyphonic sections, and the sensuous shaping of Ludford’s inspirational melismas in the Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum makes a striking emotional impact. The expressive performance of the antiphon Ave Maria ancilla trinitatis is further evidence of Ludford’s delightfully fluent invention. Nicholas Rast

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