New album: Tenebrae Responsories

We are delighted to present our fifth album, Tenebrae Responsories (2022), which is available to order.


Lamentations of Jeremiah  Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
Watch with me   Judith Bingham (b.1952)
Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday  Carlo Gesualdo (1566 – 1613) 
Christus factus est   Joanna Ward (b.1998) 

About the CD

Taking inspiration from the darkness and shadows of Holy Week’s Tenebrae services, this programme explores atmospheric liturgical music through different lenses. Works from the Golden Age of polyphony by Tallis and Gesualdo are juxtaposed with contemporary music by Judith Bingham and a new commission from Joanna Ward.


A few months after recording this album, we visited York Minster as part of our project with the National Centre for Early Music. While we were in the Lady Chapel, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to sing some of this music, so here is Tristis est anima mea from Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday.

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