Blue Heron has become the first non-European ensemble to win the Gramophone Award in the early music category, marking a milestone in the award’s 41-year history. The prize recognizes Blue Heron’s recording of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Vol. 5, a piece of music traced as far as 1540, when it was copied for Canterbury Cathedral. Gramophone called it “one of the discoveries of the year.
Blue Heron director Scott Metcalfe remarks: “I’m pleased beyond words that the Gramophone Award may win greater recognition for the Peterhouse repertoire and for Nick Sandon’s essential and brilliant restorations, the fruit of a lifetime’s work.”
Vox Luminis, (at MB1800 on October 28), and Blue Heron (February 10) have been shortlisted for 2018 Gramophone Awards. Vox Luminis is shortlisted for the recording Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, released on Ricercar, and Blue Heron for the fifth volume in its Peterhouse series.
For more information, visit the Gramophone website.
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