In addition to frequent performances at international festivals, the group has pursued an active recording schedule. Their remarkable discography has averaged one release for each year since their inception. Notable areas include early English music (John Dunstable
and the recently discovered Worcester fragments), the Franco-Flemish school of composers (including Johannes Ockeghem
and Josquin Desprez
but also the obscure Loyset Compère
), and Notre Dame polyphony (Léonin
). Their recording John Dunstaple won the Early Music award from Gramophone magazine
in 1996; Loyset Compère, Popes and Antipopes, and Worcester Fragments have also received nominations.
The founding members -- countertenor Robert Harre-Jones
, tenors Angus Smith and Charles Daniels
, and baritone Donald Greig -- also pursued crossover projects, most notably their work with the jazz group Perfect Houseplants (Extempore) and their medieval/modern War Requiem with actor Robert Hardy. In the early 2000s, Daniels
was succeeded by Mark Dobell, and later, Harre-Jones
by Matthew Venner.