Jean Mouton (c. 1450 - 1522) belonged to one of the most extraordinary
of composers the Western world has ever produced. But to ears
attuned to the
important shifts in musical style that occurred between the late-medieval
of Palestrina, Mouton's music stands out from that of his contemporaries
as the most
'advanced' - more even than Josquin, and much more than the others, Mouton
the way for the classic vocal polyphony of the sixteenth century.
The Gentlemen of St John's was formed in the early 1970s by the Choral
of St John's College, Cambridge, whose reputation as one of the
world's leading choirs
is long established.