for SATTBB unaccompanied This practical performing edition is based on the single extant manuscript preserved at the Bodleian Library. The beautiful and well-written Missa Cantate (Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) follows the well-established technique of drawing some material, usually the cantus firmus, from a pre-existing work.
At once intricate and given to the large gesture, Sheppard's mastery of varied texture and pacing is never stronger than in this work, which must be a dream to sing. (Matthew Greenall, The Singer, June 08
It is an acquired taste, perhaps, but singers are amply repaid for their efforts to internalise the melodies by the delights of participating in such a richnesss of texture and boldness of expression. (The Organ, March 08