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A glorious selection of Peter Philips? motets, performed by Winchester Cathedral Choir and The Parley of Instruments, conducted by David Hill.
Philips (1560-1628) a former St Paul?s chorister, left England as a young man, as did so many of his fellow Catholics. A prolific composer, his motets number in the hundreds. Fourteen have been selected here, sung beautifully by our own Cathedral Choir.
?This wonderful programme helps to draw [Philips] from the limbo of nearly 400 years of near-oblivion… a programme of astonishingly rich diversity, vibrantly performed. This record is a must for any lover of choral music of the period’ (Organists’ Review)