Early English Church Music (EECM) is published by Stainer & Bell on behalf of the British Academy. The aim of the series is to make available sacred music by English composers from the earliest times to the middle of the seventeenth century, in accordance with the highest scholarly standards. The first volume of the series, founded in 1961, was published in 1963, and in the following half-century its pre-eminence as a source of repertoire was confirmed through publication of major works by Dering, Gibbons, Sheppard, Tallis, Taverner, Tomkins, Tye, White and others. Mundy was among the youngest of a group of significant composers whose lives bridged the turbulent times of the Reformation. Though preserved in Elizabethan sources, his Latin antiphons most likely date from the reign of Mary. They are the last examples of a genre cultivated by English composers for two centuries.
This volume includes an intoduction and editorial commentary by Frank Harrison who transcribed and edited the music and was also the series general editor.
Good condition.Used lightly if at all. Some surface damage to rear cover where label has been removed (see photo). Pages are clean without notes or highlighting. Spine is sunned.