John Sheppard


John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558) was Informator choristarum (instructor of the choristers) at Magdalen College, Oxford from Michaelmas 1543 until some time in 1548; by 1552 he had become a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal.

His surviving music is very varied in style. Latin hymns and responds in five or six parts rub shoulders with much simpler compositions in English which date from the earliest days of the reformed liturgy.

Dum transisset I

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Dum transisset II

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Evening Service for Trebles

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In manus tuas I

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In pace

£2.50

In pace

£2.50
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Libera nos

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Reges Tharsis

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Verbum caro

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