This is my first experience of the ensemble Henry's Eight, and it certainly won't be my last. They blend superbly, though I may remark that the countertenors are particularly delightful.
On display here are some particularly stunning works by Gombert. The standout tracks are the first and the last, respectively a richly textured 8 voice isolated Credo (the booklet notes that it is not unusual to find independent settings, so "no need to search for lost movements of a complete mass") and the 8 voice motet "Lugebat David Absalon", a contrafactum of two other chansons.
The accompanying booklet contains some brief notes in English, French & German, plus the Latin sung texts with English translation.
Gradual for Easter Day: Haec dies quam fecit Dominus
Haec dies quam fecit dominus
Qui colis Ausoniam
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina
Salve Regina (Diversi diversa orant)
O beata Maria
Vae, vae, Babylon
Nunc dimittis antiphon: Media vita in morte sumus
Media vita in morte sumus
Lugebat David Absalon