Robert Carver was composer to the Scottish throne during the early period of the Renaissance. He was mainly a composer of church music for the royals. The pieces on this cd especially "O Bone Jesu" are startlingly beautiful. The voices emerge in beautiful harmony and slowly different sections begin to vary the melodic theme, then Carver brings it all back to a gorgeous and moving resolution, and then begins the entire process again. This is wonderful and deeply spiritual stuff. There is a meditative mood that pervades the entire work. Capella Nova perform these pieces with sensitivity and flawless tone. I first heard Carver while touring Stirling Castle. Hearing this gorgeous music in such a historic landmark, with the sound bouncing off the medieval walls was nothing short of mind-blowing. Carver is one of the foremost Scottish Composers of any period. This cd is well worth the investment if you are interested in Early Music, Sacred Music or Scottish culture.