Feature: Sheppard: Missa Cantate

It turns out that the two things I’d been taught about the English renaissance composer John Sheppard (c1515–1558) are not in fact true.  There’s no evidence that he was ever a chorister at St. Pauls and my mental image of him as the Informator Choristarum (director of music) at Magdalen College, Oxford, so dedicated to…