Mundy, W: Vox Patris caelestis

This page lists all recordings of Vox Patris caelestis, by William Mundy (c.1529-91) on CD & SACD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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The Voice of the Turtle Dove

The Voice of the Turtle Dove


Davy, R:

Ah, mine heart, remember thee well

O Domine caeli terraeque creator

Mundy, W:

Vox Patris caelestis

Adolescentulus sum ego

Sheppard, J:

Libera nos 1 & II

In manus tuas I

In manus tuas III

Gaude gaude gaude Maria


In 2014 The Sixteen returns to its grass roots for the repertoire of the 14th Choral Pilgrimage tour as it revisits the golden age of Renaissance polyphony in England. In this new programme The Sixteen presents a stunning selection of music by John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy including Sheppard’s magnificent Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria, and gem of the Tudor period Libera nos; Davy’s monumental O Domine caeli terraeque creator which was written in one day at Magdalen College, Oxford; and Mundy’s great antiphon Vox patris caelestis.

“the soloists do well by [Davy's] Ah, mine heart, and Mundy's Vox patris caelestis, engagingly fleet of foot, belies its length and concludes the disc very satisfyingly.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2014

“The artistry of The Sixteen makes this disc worthwhile. More satisfying, however, would be if the group would re-engage with under- or never-recorded Tudor masterpieces, rather than with its own earlier performances.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 ****

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Coro - COR16119

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Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey

Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey

Sisters in Hope of the Resurrection


Byrd:

Teach me, O Lord

Ne irascaris Domine

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Mundy, W:

Vox Patris caelestis

Sheppard, J:

Libera nos 1

The Second Service

Tallis:

Videte miraculum

Tye:

Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus

White, Robert:

Exaudiat te Dominus


Our second October release from Westminster Abbey tells the story of the religious and political turmoil that engulfed England in the sixteenth century, and from which composers of liturgical music could find no escape. They were forced to follow the changing edicts about permitted texts as the pendulum of power oscillated between traditional and reformed religion. Interestingly, this period saw the greatest flowering of church music in England’s history; some of the most magnificent works of the age are recorded here.

November 1558 is the chronological centrepoint of this disc. The first half of the programme consists of music performed (not necessarily in all cases composed) during Mary’s reign; the second half, beginning with the evening canticles from Sheppard’s Second Service, explores something of the immense variety of sacred music produced during the subsequent, much longer and more celebrated reign of Mary’s Protestant half-sister.

“Undoubtedly the most impressive achievement here is Mundy's Vox Patris caelestis… the cohesion of the ensemble forces admiration, as indeed does the trebles' athleticism and stamina. I'd also single out Nicholas Trapp, the treble solo in Byrd's Teach me, O Lord, and the choir as a whole in the opening and closing numbers... As a showcase for English choral singing at its most charismatic, this deserves to be widely heard.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2008

“The brilliance of the programming matches that of the singing. By ranging lesser-known works, such as Mundy's, alongside familiar music such as William Byrd's anthems, we can appreciate how foreign and original were the new styles of church composition under Queen Elizabeth.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2009 *****

“Following the success in the Gramophone Awards of the Choir of New College, Oxford, this first–rate survey of old favourites suggests that collegiate institutions such as these continue to enjoy rude health, fears to the contrary notwithstanding.
Conceived as a memorial to two royal sisters buried in the Abbey, it includes some wonderfully strong singing from boy trebles. As ever, their tone conforms to the 'house style', clearer and brighter than that of Edward Higginbottom's but with no hint of shrillness.
Undoubtedly the most impressive achievement here is Mundy's Vox Patris caelestis, which looks a rather unwieldy, sprawling thing on paper (and sounds it in some performances); here it is convincing formally, and the cohesion of the ensemble forces admiration, as indeed does the trebles' athleticism and stamina. For this alone this disc warrants the strongest recommendation.
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Oscillations between Catholicism and Protestantism required Tudor musical chameleons to provide either rich Latin polyphony or strictly metrical settings, according to prevailing diktat. This disc illustrates those opposing styles, notably placing Byrd's glorious Latin lament 'Ne irascaris, Domine' between subtly fashioned motets” The Guardian, 5th October 2008

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Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus, etc.

Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

Mundy, W:

Vox Patris caelestis

Palestrina:

Missa Papae Marcelli


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The Tudors At Prayer: Magnificat

The Tudors At Prayer: Magnificat


Byrd:

Tribue, Domine

Mundy, W:

Vox Patris caelestis

Adhaesit pavimento

Adolescentulus sum ego

Tallis:

Suscipe quaeso Domine

Tavener:

Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

White, Robert:

Tota pulchra es

Domine, quis habitabit III


Magnificat, Philip Cave

Continuing its exploration of Tudor Latin sacred music, ‘The Tudors At Prayer’ sees Magnificat perform music by Taverner, Tallis, Mundy, White and Byrd.

The highlight is Mundy’s towering Vox Patris caelestis; immensely vivid and colourful this is a powerful performance to challenge any that has gone before. Equally enthralling as Magnificat’s critically acclaimed Spem in alium, but with even richer textures, Vox Patris caelestis perfectly demonstrates Magnificat’s heaven-sent sound.

Byrd’s heartfelt setting of Tribue, Domine plus a premiere recording of White’s Tota pulchra es, and his sublime psalm setting Domine, quis habitabit are further stand-out moments.

The Tudors At Prayer’ provides further evidence of the extraordinary richness of this centuries old repertoire.

Magnificat is one of the world’s premier vocal ensembles whose recordings have met with huge critical acclaim: Spem in alium was hailed as ‘quite the best performance of Tallis's 40-part Spem in alium that I have heard' by Gramophone and was ‘First Choice’ in Building A Library on BBC Radio 3's CD Review. In addition Victoria’s Officium Defunctorum was named ‘Critics’ Choice’ by Gramophone and chosen by The Rough Guide as one of its ‘100 Essential Classical CDs’.

Directed by Philip Cave, Magnificat specialises in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries.

In association with Linn Records, Magnificat has undertaken many highly successful recording projects of music from ‘The Golden Age’, including works by Gesualdo, Guerrero, des Prez, Rebelo, Victoria, Allegri, Tallis and Da Palestrina, as well as Latin sacred music by Robert Parsons, Robert White and William Byrd and two recordings to commemorate the 450th anniversary of composer Philippe Rogier.

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Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus, etc.

Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

Mundy, W:

Vox Patris caelestis

Palestrina:

Missa Papae Marcelli


The Tallis Scholars, Peter Philips

Gimell 25th Anniversary

“Not the Live 1994 Palestrina 400 concert in Rome, but the 1980 Merton College recording. The as now, the chaste 'finish' of the Allegri is overshadowed by a compellingly contoured Missa Papae Marcelli.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2005

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Live in Oxford

Live in Oxford


Byrd:

Tribue, Domine

Despres:

Gaude Virgo, Mater Christi

Absalon Fili Mi

Mundy, W:

Adolescentulus sum ego

Vox Patris caelestis

Obrecht:

Salve Regina

Tallis:

O sacrum convivium

Taverner:

Gaude plurimum


... enthralling - a glorious testimony to a golden age of music
BBC Music Magazine

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Mundy, W: O Lord, the maker of all things, etc.

Mundy, W:

O Lord, the maker of all things

The secret sins

Nunc dimittis

Magnificat

O Lord, the world's Saviour

Kyrie ‘Orbis factor’

Vox patris caelestis

Ah, helpless wretch

Sive vigilem

Videte miraculum

Beatus et sanctus

Adolescentulus sum ego


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The Golden Age of English Polyphony

The Golden Age of English Polyphony


Fayrfax:

Aeternae Laudis Lilium

Missa Albanus

Mundy, W:

O Lord, the maker of all things

Videte miraculum

Sive vigilem

Ah, helpless wretch

Vox Patris caelestis

Kyrie ‘Orbis factor’

O Lord, the world's Saviour

Magnificat

Nunc dimittis

The secret sins

Beatus et sanctus

Adolescentulus sum ego

Sheppard, J:

Cantate Mass

Salvator mundi Domine

Verbum caro factum est

Laudem dicite Deo

Reges Tharsis et insulae

In manus tuas I

Filiae Hierusalem venite

In pace in idipsum

Paschal Kyrie

Jesu salvator saeculi, verbum

Mass 'The Western Wynde'

The Second Service

Te Deum laudamus

Spiritus sanctus I

Justi in perpetuum vivent

Libera nos 1 & II

Audivi vocem de caelo

Deus tuorum militum I

Ave maris stella

Jesu salvator saeculi, redemptis

Spiritus Sanctus procedens II

Beata nobis gaudia

In manus tuas II

Gaude gaude gaude Maria

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus

Impetum fecerunt unanimes

Dum transisset Sabbatum I

Sancte Dei pretiose

Sacris solemniis

Hostes Herodes impie

Dum transisset Sabbatum II

In manus tuas III

Aeterne Rex altissime

Taverner:

Archangeli Michaelis Interventione

Kyrie 'Le Roy'

Missa O Michael

Dum transisset Sabbatum I

Gaude plurimum

Ex eius tumba

Missa Corona Spinea

In pace, in idipsum

O splendor gloriae

Te Deum

Alleluia. Veni, electa mea

Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas

In nomine a 4

Audivi vocem de coelo

Dum transisset Sabbatum II

Hodie nobis caelorum rex

Mater Christi Sanctissima

Magnificat a 4 - Nesciens mater

Quemadmodum a 6

Missa Mater Christi sanctissima

Mass 'The Western Wynde'

O Wilhelme, pastor bone

Missa Sancti Wilhelmi 'Small Devotion Mass'


When The Sixteen embarked upon their recording career back in 1982, few would have been able to predict quite how successful they would become, or how far they would go towards rehabilitating the little-known and barely recorded music of these four master composers of the sixteenth century.

In this their 30th anniversary year, we join them in celebrating a Golden Age of Polyphony, and of music-making, by presenting their twelve discs of this repertoire in an attractively packaged (and priced) 10-CD remastered set.

“English choral music at its finest.” The Observer, 29th November 2009

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