Following the success of their CD of music by Thomas Tomkins (Gramphone Record of the Month, February 2008), Sidney Choir now explores the music of early 16th-century Bavaria. Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543) was a leading composer in Europe during the Reformation and a favourite musician of Martin Luther. He was much travelled and was for a time under the employ of Emperor Maximilian I. This recording features Senfl's church and vernacular music, with the cornett and sackbut ensemble QuintEssential, and gothic harpist Andrew Lawrence-King. The recording itself took place in the Bavarian town of Regensburg in the cloistered monastery of St Emmeram during the choir's recent summer tour.
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This is an archived news story, first posted in 2009.
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