In earlier centuries few churches had organs. Liturgical music was normally sung without accompaniment and the architecture of the cathedrals and churches provided a perfect setting for polyphonic (many voiced) music. This recording presents the 65-voice Church of the Redeemer Choir singing a 16th Century mass and Latin motets from their current repertoire of polyphonic music.
The all volunteer Redeemer Choir has pioneered in the area of new liturgical music for Christian worship while retaining the best musical traditions in the Church.
We are grateful to the following copyright holders for the use of their material: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers for Veni, Veni Emmanuel; Carl Fischer, Inc. for Hodie, Christus Natus Est; and E.C. Schirmer Music Co. for Contate Domino.