The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music

In May 2018, the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a landmark faith text or artifact with the world premiere of four new commissions by Sir James MacMilllan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The commissions were all based on texts from the Eton Choirbook, an iconic music manuscript inscribed in the prestigious UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register, which features a collection of English sacred music composed by around twenty different composers during the late 15th century. This concert was also live-streamed on Classic FM, a first for Eton College Chapel.

Images credit: Adrian Myers