The New York Times Discusses Media Vita

The Choir of New College Oxford chose Media vita by John Sheppard to launch its recording series with Linn and now the New York Times has been inspired to look more closely at this great work in an article entitled: "From a 1550s Pandemic, a Choral Work Still Casts Its Spell" stating that "We know remarkably little about John Sheppard and his “Media vita.” But it has become a cult favorite of early music."

Robert Quinney, who conducts New College Choir, gives insights into this Tudor masterpiece, alongside contributors from Stile Antico, The Tallis Scholars and others.

Read the full article to discover more about Media vita and listen to excerpts.

Robert Quinney