The Baldwin partbooks in the library of Christ Church are the richest single source of Tudor music copied during Elizabeth I's reign. This concert presents motets from the partbooks on the theme of mortality by Byrd, Parsons, Mundy, Taverner, and Tallis, with the centrepiece being Sheppard’s epic Media vita. The Tenor partbook of the set is missing, and Contrapunctus here present new reconstructions of several works. Contrapunctus is Vocal Consort in Residence at the University of Oxford. Their debut disc ‘Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed’ on Signum Classics was shortlisted for the Gramophone Early Music Award 2014.