This week's free download is the motet Verbum caro by English Renaissance composer, John Sheppard. The recording, by Contrapunctus and Owen Rees, recieved a four-star review in the May issue of BBC Music Magazine.

'The consort's blend is natural, with beautiful transparency from the altos and a sonorous bass-line,' writes Anna Picard. 'Sheppard'sVerbum caro is dazzlingy bright, with its brilliant final chord.'

 

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