Two weeks ago, a new album was released by Sony Music Masterworks in association with AimHigher Records, the sister company of De Montfort Music, the name of the album – Sacred Treasures of England.
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir was founded in 1996. Boys from the age of 7 are educated in the Junior House of the London Oratory School. They are given the chance to learn choral and instrumental training within a dynamic musical environment, which enlightens both the mind and the body. The Schola is one of the most prestigious boys choirs in the world. They are in high demand for concerts and soundtrack recordings, most notably, The Lord of the Rings films, directed by Peter Jackson.
Recorded in the oratory founded by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman in the spirit St. Philip Neri’s Oratory, Sacred Treasures of England features 14 tracks of English Tudor era music. The composers of these tracks include William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and Christopher Tye. Charles Cole directs the Schola. The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir is the first choir to partner and release an album internationally with AimHigher Recordings/Sony Classical. For more information on the London Oratory Schola, click on the highlighted link.
As some of you know, the more I have learned about Liturgy, the more I understand the importance of good and proper music in the Liturgy. I have written about Sacred Music on this blog numerous times. To read my other posts, click on this link here. I would highly encourage you to support music and albums such as these, for this has been the music of the Church for centuries.
You can purchase the album on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play Music.
Below is the Feature Video –
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