On this day in 2009, The Sacred Flame was released by Collegium Records. The theme of the album is the marvellous wealth of sacred music which was created in continental Europe out of the ferment of the age of Reformation. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Church – whether Catholic or Protestant – was the most significant patron of music, able to command the services of the leading composers of the age, who probably saw themselves as keepers of a sacred flame, adorning with their music the worship of a Church they served with singular dedication.
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