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Music from the lost
palace of Westminster -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'... gracefulness and musical conviction ...'

Chorus vel Organa - Choir of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. © 2016 Delphian Records Ltd

This superb Delphian issue has a double value: musical and historical. Maybe very few are aware that London's modern Houses of Parliament conceal a lost royal foundation: the collegiate Chapel of St Stephen. Founded by Edward I and raised into a college by his grandon Edward III in 1348, it cherished an outstanding musical legacy for two hundred years, before being dissolved by Henry VIII in 1548, when the building became the first permanent meeting-place of the House of Commons. This recording attempts to reflect something of the musical life of the college in its final years, before Henry's coup-de-grace almost obliterated the memory of its existence forever...

Copyright © 31 May 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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CHORUS VEL ORGANA - CAIUS COLLEGE CHOIR

GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE

CAMBRIDGE

ENGLAND

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

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