Michael Wise (c.1648–1687): Sacred Choral Music

Chastised for ‘excesses in his life and conversation’, Michael Wise lived a notoriously dissolute life which ended when he was hit about the head and ‘kill’d downright’ by the night-watchman of Salisbury Cathedral.

Thus was St Paul’s robbed of its forthcoming Master of the Choristers, and history of one of the period’s most prolific and accomplished composers. Geoffrey Webber and his choir pay testament to the more respectable music-making that is Wise’s legacy.

Also features organ music by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons.


Recording venue(s): Chapel of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Recording dates: 30 June - 2 July 2007
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 19
Total playing time: 1:10:15
Album ID: DCD34041