Originally recorded in 1980 and 1982, this outstanding reissue brings together a world of authorities
on early sacred music using works from two 15th-century masters of transitional cyclic masses. The
recording is curious because of the transitional quality of the masses -- both are threads between the
medieval and Renaissance periods, written during a period of newly formed interchange between
English and continental composers. The sublime recording is emblematic of the Hilliard Ensemble's
sensitive understanding of the literature and flawless tonal blending.