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John Sheppard

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A Poynte (1)
A Virgin and Mother (1)
Adesto sancta Trinitas II (1)
Aeterne Rex altissime (1)
A solis ortus cardine (1)
Audivi vocem de caelo (3)
Ave maris stella (3)
Beati omnes (1)
Christ, our Paschal Lamb (2)
Christi virgo dilectissima (1)
Christ rising again (3)
Confitebor tibi Domine (2)
Death thus to suffer (1)
Deus misereatur (2)
Dum transisset Sabbatum II (1)
Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria (2)
Gaude gaude gaude Maria (3)
Gaudete celicole (2)
Gaude virgo Christiphera (1)
Haste Thee O God (1)
Haste thee, Oh God (1)
Hodie nobis caelorum rex (1)
I give you a new commandment (4)
Impetum fecerunt unanimes (1)
Inclina Domine (1)
In manus tuas III (2)
In manus tuas II (1)
In manus tuas I (9)
In manus tuas (3)
In pace in idipsum (2)
Iudica me Deus (1)
I will give thanks (1)
Kyrie Lux et origo (Kyrie Paschale) (2)
Laudate pueri (1)
Libera Nos (3)
Libera nos, salva nos II (3)
Libera nos, salva nos I (4)
Libera nos, salva nos (7)
Martyr Dei qui unicum (1)
Mass 'Be not afraide' (1)
Mass: The Western Wynde (2)
Media vita (5)
Missa Cantate (3)
» Gloria
O God be merciful (1)
O Happy Dames (1)
Of all strange news (1)
O sing unto the Lord (1)
Our Father (1)
Quia fecit (1)
Refoice in the Lord always (1)
Reges Tharsis et insulae (5)
Sacris solemniis (3)
Sancte Dei pretiose (2)
Spiritus sactus procedens II (1)
Steven first after Christ (2)
Submit yourselves one to another (1)
Te Deum laudamus (1)
The First Service (1)
The Lord's Prayer (5)
The Man is Bleste (2)
The Second Service (1)
Vain, all our life (1)
Vaine, vaine, vaine (1)
Verbum caro factum est (5)
Versus III (1)
Versus II (1)
Versus I (1)
Western Wynde Mass (2)
What Comfort at thy Death (1)

John Sheppard (also Shepherd, c. 1515 – December 1558) was an English singer and composer.

Sheppard was one of the finest English church composers of the Tudor era, his achievements matched in his generation only by Thomas Tallis. The two most extensive sources of his music are the so-called Gyffard partbooks (GB-Lbm 17802-5), a set of four manuscript part-books probably copied during the 1570s for Dr Roger Gyffard (research by David Mateer) and GB-Och 979-83, five surviving part-books from a set of six copied after 1575 by the Windsor singingman John Baldwin. Much of the Gyffard music may have been composed during Sheppard's Oxford years (the compiler had formerly been a Fellow of Merton College Oxford); but the music from the Christ Church part-books probably formed part of the repertory of the Chapel Royal choir during the 1550s, when Sheppard, Tallis and William Mundy were the three principal composing members of the choir. Sheppard was evidently a key figure in Mary Tudor's programme to supply the Chapel with elaborate polyphony for the Sarum Rite, which was restored by the Catholic monarch on her accession in 1553.

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Recent Sheppard releases

The Sweetest Songs: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks III
The Sweetest Songs: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks III



Sacred Treasures of Christmas
Sacred Treasures of Christmas



Sing, Precious Music: Five Centuries of Music from Magdalen
Sing, Precious Music: Five Centuries of Music from Magdalen


(Opus Arte)

J Sheppard - Media vita
J Sheppard - Media vita



The Pillar of the Cloud: Five Centuries of Oxford Anthems
The Pillar of the Cloud: Five Centuries of Oxford Anthems


(Opus Arte)

The Sixteen: 40th Anniversary Collection
The Sixteen: 40th Anniversary Collection



An Enduring Voice
An Enduring Voice