The King’s Singers most recent release Jean Richafort: Requiem – Tributes to Josquin Desprez has been featured on BBC Radio 3 CD Review. Described by Andrew McGregor as having “effortless blend and true intonation across the six vocal parts”, the disc is particularly praised for the performance of Dum Vastos Adriae Fluctus by Jacquet of Mantua which has only been recorded once before.

Four star reviews have also been received for the disc in both The Times and The Guardian, where the recording was described as a “Renaissance treasure trove” and “admirably manicured”. The centrepiece of the disc is the Missa Pro Defunctis by the Flemmish composer Jean Richafort, which was published eleven years after Josquin’s death and is the most extensive memorial to the composer to survive.

The programme for this disc was researched and devised by renowned early music scholar Dr. David Skinner of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge. The King’s Singers Foundation funded his research, and it is hoped that these new editions will shed a fresh interpretative light on these spectacular works almost 500 years after their original composition.