Gibbons, O: Hosanna to the son of David - CD

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Music from the reign of King James I

Music from the reign of King James I


Gibbons, O:

Great King of Gods

O all true faithful hearts

Fancy in C fa ut

Robert Quinney (organ)

Fancy in Gamutt flatt

Robert Quinney (organ)

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Fantasia of four parts

Robert Quinney (organ)

Hosanna to the son of David

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Almighty and everlasting God

Preludium

Robert Quinney (organ)

O clap your hands

Hooper, E:

Great Service

Ramsey, R:

How are the mighty fallen

Tomkins:

Be strong and of a good courage

O sing unto the Lord a new song

When David Heard

Then David mourned


Westminster Abbey has been the focus of British royal occasions for centuries, and the early seventeenth century saw the most dazzling musicians of the age writing music for the Court in all its various incarnations. This fascinating disc presents a selection of works from the reign of King James I.

The most celebrated name on this disc is that of Orlando Gibbons, and some of his most masterly works are presented here including the gloriously contrapuntal O clap your hands and the startlingly original verse anthem See, see, the Word is incarnate, setting an extraordinary text which covers the whole of the liturgical year.

The most eloquent and emotionally intense music recorded here was most likely never intended for performance in the Abbey, or any other church, but has a particularly Royal relevance. The laments of King David were set by many composers of this period. These moving texts have no place in the liturgy, being neither part of the Ordinary of Psalms and canticles, nor able to furnish a seasonally appropriate or devotional anthem. Their composition seems therefore to have been a response to the death in November 1612 of the Prince of Wales, Prince Henry. These are courtly laments, in which the composers give voice – and perhaps vied to give voice most eloquently – to the grief of the King (in the settings of David’s lament for his son Absalom) and Prince Charles (in the ‘Jonathan’ pieces, in which the king describes his friend as ‘my brother’). Included is the best known of all the ‘Absalom’ pieces, Tomkins’s When David heard, together with his equally moving ‘Jonathan’ setting, Then David mourned.

“Where words and music most happily merge - for instance in Gibbons's Hosanna to the Son of David - the director and his vocalists exude confidence, animating melodic lines gracefully to reach a satisfying climax. In the largely contrapuntal O clap your hands, O'Donnell's deft handling of voices brings a lovely delicacy to the texture.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2011 ***

“The laments by Tomkins and Ramsey, and Gibbons's "O Lord, in thy wrath", all sung unaccompanied, are moving in their intensity...this recording should be snapped up by all lovers of the period.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2011

“The hero of the disc is...the Abbey's sub-organist Robert Quinney...Stylish, tastefully registered and crisply delivered [the four Gibbons organ pieces] are in their way true gems...many choirs would envy the tight ensemble, impeccable intonation and crystal-clear diction, not to mention the unfailingly excellent solo voices drawn from the ranks of the choir” International Record Review, March 2011

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Masters of the English Renaissance

Masters of the English Renaissance


Dering:

Factum est silentium

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Mason, John:

O Rex Gloriose

Parsons, R:

Ave Maria

Sheppard, J:

The Lord's Prayer

Taverner:

Kyrie 'Le Roy'

Alleluia. Veni, electa mea

Ave Dei Patris filia

Weelkes:

Alleluia, I heard a voice

Give ear, O Lord

Ninth Service


The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford perform masterpieces by Taverner, Weelkes, Dering, Gibbons and Mason.

“To hear a choir like this is to hear a quality of musicianship with no equal anywhere in the world” The Independent on Sunday

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Taverner to Tavener

Taverner to Tavener

Five Centuries of Music at Christ Church, Oxford


Blow:

Salvator Mundi

Crotch:

How dear are thy counsels

Dering:

Factum est silentium

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Greene, E:

Lord, let me know mine end

Harris, W:

Lord of Love and Light of Light

Henry VIII:

Pastyme with good companye

Ley:

A Prayer of King Henry VI

Parsons, R:

Ave Maria

Purcell:

Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135

Tavener:

Hymn to the Holy Spirit

Taverner:

Kyrie 'Le Roy'

Walton:

A Litany 'Drop, drop slow tears'


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A Celtic Christmas

A Celtic Christmas


Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

arr. P. Dyer, T. Andersson and A. Chance

Berlin, I:

White Christmas

arr. J. Rathbone

Farrant, R:

Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Gruber, F:

Stille Nacht

Javits:

Santa Baby

arr. M. Thomas

Løvland:

Raise Your Voices

Matteis the Elder:

Ciaccona

Ground after the Scotch Humour

trad.:

When She Came Ben She Bobed

Gilliam Callum

Wexford Carol

Suo gan

Is Fada Liom Uaim Í

arr. C. Leonard

Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day

arr. Holst

A New Tune

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful

arr. David Willcocks

Wesley, S S:

O Thou who camest from above (Hereford)

arr. A. Chance


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Choir, Paul Dyer

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the period instrument band from down-under, shot to international attention with the acclaimed release in early 2010 of their recording of Handel Concerti Grossi Op.6 (4763436), a release widely praised for its musicality, energy and imagination, traits clearly evident in their new release – A Celtic Christmas.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Christmas concerts are almost as traditional as mince pies at Christmas having entertained audiences across Australia for over 15 years. Each year Paul Dyer programmes the concerts with imagination in abundance, seamlessly blending ancient with the modern. A Celtic Christmas draws on stunningly beautiful hymns of the 16th century, a Welsh lullaby, traditional Irish and Scottish melodies, a sprinkling of favourites – Silent Night and O Come, All ye Faithful – a homegrown arrangement of Over The Rainbow concluding with an epic offering by Eurovision winners, Secret Garden, Raise your Voices.

In Artistic Director Paul Dyer’s own words; ‘Planning our Christmas concerts is like pouring my soul into making a mixed tape for someone special and then staging it. I source the most beautiful, joyous and uplifting music I can find from the Renaissance right through to recent times - and then put the Brandenburg stamp on it.”

The Brandenburg Orchestra are in good voice on this recording, their versatility heard in the playing of some Shetland fiddle tunes and a Ciaccona by the 18th century Neapolitan violinist Nicola Matteis.

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Gibbons: Phantasm

Gibbons: Phantasm

Consorts for Viols


Gibbons, O:

Fantasia a 4 for the viols

Fantasias (6) a 6, MB31-36

Fantasia MB7

Fantasia MB8

Fantasia MB9

Fantasia MB10

Mask Welcome home MB42

Go from my window

Hosanna to the son of David

In Nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor

In Nomine a 5 No. 2 in G minor

Pavan Lord Salisbury MB18

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Mask Nann’s mask or French Alman MB41

Ground Peascod time, or,The hunt’s up MB30

The Silver Swan


Susanna Pell (tenor viol), Asako Morikawa (bass viol)

Phantasm

Phantasm plays "like angels singing". This was the verdict of BBC World Affairs correspondent John Simpson who presented Phantasm with a 2004 Gramophone Award for its recording of Viol Consorts by Orlando Gibbons.

Originally released on Avie, 'Gibbons: Consorts for viols' has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best recordings from Linn artists.

With this unique collection juxtaposing Anthems and Madrigals with Fantasies and Dances, Phantasm are firmly in their element of the 16th century English consort tradition, infusing Gibbons' passionate polyphony and rapturous harmonies with a suaveness unmatched by any other viol ensemble performing today.

Phantasm has re-defined the art of viol playing. Inspired by the great 20th century string quartets, the striking unity and suave sonorities are unmatched by any other viol ensemble playing today.

Phantasm has been widely acclaimed for its previous recordings with Linn - its 2011 recording of William Byrd was named 'Disc of the Month' by BBC Music and its 2009 Linn debut of music by John Ward was described as 'stunning' by Gramophone. The award-winning ensemble has been applauded across the globe for its moving performances and is recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

Critics have described their performances and recordings as 'intoxicating', 'revelatory', 'electrifying', 'interpretations pervaded by a truly burning spirit'..

The quartet’s international members (from Britain, Finland and the US) are based in Oxford and have toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and East Asia. They are joined by Asako Morikawa and Susanna Pell for this performance.

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The Shadow of Thy Wings

The Shadow of Thy Wings

Music for Compline


Byrd:

Communion: Factus est repente

Campkin:

Sent from God

first recording

Croce:

Regina Caeli a 8

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Nunc dimittis (Short Service)

Handl:

Vidi Speciosam

Holst:

Nunc dimittis, H127

Manneke:

Psaume 121

Morgan, H:

The Word of the Cross

first recording

Palestrina:

Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Patterson, P:

Salvum fac populum tuum Domine

Philips, P:

Salve regina

Pickard:

Ubi caritas

first recording

Tallis:

In manus tuas

Victoria:

Ave Regina caelorum for eight voices

Nunc dimittis (Tone III)


The Merbecke Choir, Huw Morgan

SFZ Music, the independent label for His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, are pleased to announce their latest release, the debut recording by the Merbecke Choir of Southwark Cathedral, directed by Huw Morgan. The Merbecke Choir is the Cathedral’s volunteer choir of young adults, formed to give former choristers a chance to continue singing in the Cathedral as well as offering the same opportunity to young professionals and students in the diocese. The choir is named after the Tudor composer John Merbecke, who was tried at the Cathedral and condemned to death for heresy, only to be pardoned as he was a 'mere musician'. The choir is probably unique in the UK in having the office of Compline as its principal service: this CD offers a portrait of the choir’s repertoire for that service, as well as the office itself complete with psalms, readings and prayers, officiated by the Cathedral’s succentor Anna Macham. The music includes magnificent double choir settings by Victoria, Peter Philips and Giovanni Croce, as well as more intimate Renaissance works. Contemporary composers are well-represented, including three first recordings of pieces by John Pickard, Alexander Campkin and the choir’s director, Huw Morgan. The programme is rounded off by Gustav Holst’s glorious 8-voice setting of the Nunc Dimittis, composed for Compline at Westminster Cathedral in 1915.

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Passion & Resurrection

Passion & Resurrection

Music inspired by Holy Week


Byrd:

In resurrectione tua

Cornyshe:

Woefully arrayed

Crecquillon:

Congratulamini mihi

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

I am the Resurrection

Guerrero:

Maria Magdalene

Lasso:

In monte Oliveri

Lhéritier:

Surrexit pastor bonus

McCabe, J:

Woefully arrayed

Morales, C:

O Crux, ave

Tallis:

O sacrum convivium

Tavener:

Dum transisset

Victoria:

O vos omnes


Texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter, set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers are the basis of this new hybrid SACD from Stile Antico. Included are two settings of the poem 'Woefully arrayed': the first by William Cornysh, the second composed for Stile Antico in 2009 by John McCabe (b. 1939). This is its first recording and Stile's first foray into contemporary music.

Stile Antico is the benchmark ensemble of young British singers, working without a director and conducting much of their own artistic research for their programmes and concise, yet entertaining booklet notes. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on harmonia mundi have enjoyed great success, winning awards, including the 2009 Early Music Gramophone Award for Song of Songs.

Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text. Stile Antico’s recent engagements include débuts at the BBC Proms, London’s Wigmore and Cadogan Halls, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, early music festivals in Boston, Bruges, Barcelona and Utrecht, and at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico. The group has toured extensively with Sting, appearing across Europe, Australia and the Far East as part of his Dowland project 'Songs from the Labyrinth', and is regularly invited to lead courses at Dartington International Summer School.

“The performances are second to none, rivetingly presented with all the skill of master musicians who have been doing this for years—the miracle is that they are all young, and yet still are able to penetrate the essence of these wonderful works. Need I say more?” Audiophile Audition, 31st October 2012 *****

“The run-up to Christmas seems hardly the most propitious time to release an Easter-themed anthology of choral music, but regardless, Passion & Resurrection is to be welcomed both for its skilled execution, and for clever programming” The Independent, 3rd November 2012 ****

“Beautifully presented as always...Is the perfectly blended Stile Antico sound too uniform for all this varied music? The clarity of Taverner's Dum transisset is lovely, but Tomás Luis de Victoria's O vos omnes lacks some Spanish passion.” The Observer, 4th November 2012

“The McCabe piece...is beautifully tailored to the 12 voices of the choir. Although fiendishly difficult to perform, they manage it with superb poise and great dynamic sensitivity and projection. Clearly this is a group that can sing in tune, mantain its balance and enunciate words clearly.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012 ****

“Stile Antico are probably at their best when the music invites them to sing out. The preference for a choral over a chamber music sound is clearly deliberate (as is the slow tempo adopted for the more solemn English pieces).” Gramophone Magazine, Janauary 2013

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Gibbons: Church Music

Gibbons: Church Music


Gibbons, O:

This is the Record of John

Hosanna to the son of David

Veni Creator

Almighty and everlasting God

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Hosanna to the son of David

O Lord increase my faith

O clap your hands

God is gone up

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Short Service)

Preces and Responses


King’s College Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks

The world renowned choir of King’s College Cambridge and their iconic director, Sir David Willcocks, give performances of the church music of Orlando Gibbons, a composer who had close associations with the Cambridge college. Included are the famous anthems ‘This is the record of John’ and ‘Hosanna to the son of David’.

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Tudor Anthems & Motets

Tudor Anthems & Motets


Byrd:

Haec dies

Ave verum Corpus

O Lux beata Trinitas

Miserere mei

O God give ear and do apply

Sing joyfully

Dering:

Factum est silentium

Farrant, R:

Call to remembrance, O Lord

Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Mudd:

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord

Parsons, R:

Ave Maria

Philips, P:

Ascendit Deus

Sheppard, J:

Libera Nos

Tallis:

Salvator mundi

If ye love me

Tomkins:

When David Heard

Weelkes:

O Lord Arise

Hosanna to the Son of David

White, Robert:

The Lord Bless Us


The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Timothy Brown perform Tudor Anthems and Motets by an array of sixteenth century composers including the ever popular Byrd and Tallis and the less familiar figures of Dering, Philips, Mudd and Farrant. Clare College Choir is one of the UK’s finest mixed choirs.

“Clear trebles in Tallis's Salvator, alive rhythms in Philips's Ascendit” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ***

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More Choral Favourites from King’s

More Choral Favourites from King’s


Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Magnificat anima mea Dominum

Brahms:

How lovely are Thy dwellings

Britten:

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Balulalow

Byrd:

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Fauré:

Messe basse : Benedictus

Requiem: In Paradisum

Gardiner, H B:

Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)

Garrett:

Psalm 137: By the waters of Babylon

Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Gorecki:

Totus Tuus, Op. 60

opening

Goss, J:

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd

Parry:

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)

Poston:

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Purcell:

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37: Blazhen muzh

Rutter:

Pie Jesu (from Requiem)

Scholefield:

The Day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended (St Clement)

Stanford:

Evening Service in G, Op. 81: Magnificat

Coelos Ascendit Hodie, Op. 38 No. 2

Stravinsky:

Ave Maria

Tallis:

O nata lux de lumine 5vv

trad.:

This joyful Eastertide

arr. Charles Wood

Vaughan Williams:

Mass in G minor: Gloria

Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)


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