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Mother Sister Daughter



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Mother, Sister, Daughter celebrates women’s spiritual relationships, with music honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary and communities of sisters in early modern Europe, and a new work by Joanna Marsh on a poem by Norfolk poet, Esther Morgan. Its other highlights are motets attributed to Suor Leonora d’Este, Lucrezia Borgia’s daughter, and an Office of St Clare from the convent of Galileo’s daughter, Suor Maria Celeste Galilei.

We are proud to be releasing this disc ourselves – on our label, Lucky Music.


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Weight 0.09 kg

Press reviews

New York Times

In 5 Classical Albums You Can Listen To Right Now, August 2022
…this precise, intimate and unaffected gathering of voices.

See the full review by Zachary Woolfe on the New York Times website.

Early Music America

It’s a phenomenal new recording, as solid in its scholarship as it is in its musicianship, and is an absolute must for every fan of Renaissance polyphony.

See the full review by Karen Cook on the Early Music America website.


The music is rich and varied, and the performances are tender yet commanding.

See the full review by Nick Boston on the GScenet website.

The Tablet

Enclosure and release; song and silence; calm without and a blaze within: the tensions and contradictions Marsh captures so vividly are the fabric of convent life itself – the patterns we see mirrored across centuries in the lives and music Stras and Musica Secreta uncover in a project poised at the junction of history and art.

See the full review by Alexandra Coughlan on The Tablet website.

Opera Today

Mother, Sister, Daughter allows women such as Suor Maria Celeste to tell stories of their own and others’ lives, and creates a community of female voices, connecting past and present.

See the full review by Claire Seymour on the Opera Today website.

The Observer

The disc also includes the group’s first commission: The Veiled Sisters by Joanna Marsh, an empathetic, soaring setting of two contrasting texts exploring the enclosed life…

See the full review by Fiona Maddocks on The Observer website.

The Lark

Beautifully produced all round this CD brings fine performances of a well planned and researched programme…

See the full review on Lark Reviews website.