Gramophone award-winning ensemble The Cardinall's Musick present an album of music by Renaissance composer Robert Parsons. Very few records remain of the composer's short life and his musical output is often overlooked, perhaps due to the long shadow William Byrd, his successor as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. However, Parsons' vocal writing is some of the most opulent of the period. The Cardinall's Musick give sublime performances of some of the composer's most sumptuous choral works, from the remarkably sophisticated Magnificat to the dramatic O bone Jesu. As demonstrated in their previous recordings, their resonant, pure-toned singing is the perfect advocate for such exquisite polyphony.