Gibbons, O: Behold, thou hast made my days

This page lists all recordings of Behold, thou hast made my days, by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

Orlando Gibbons – Complete Consort Anthems


Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

We praise Thee, O Father

In Nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor

This is the Record of John

Great King of Gods

Do not repine, fair sun

In Nomine a 5 No. 2 in G minor

Glorious and powerful God

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

O all true faithful hearts

Sing unto the Lord

In Nomine a 5 No. 3

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Lord, grant grace


Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Magdalena Consort, Peter Harvey

Leading performers of 17th-century music Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort (directed by Peter Harvey) combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this first complete recording of the consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons. Gibbons’ music is one of the artistic glories of the first Stuart reign. Amongst his sacred compositions, verse anthems such as This is the record of John and Behold, thou hast made my days are long acknowledged masterpieces, amongst the greatest in all English sacred music, but best known to most in their setting for choir and organ. Here they are presented together with an array of other great anthems, some of them scarcely known, in their more intricate and colourful versions for consort accompaniment.Following the instruction of such contemporary writers as Morley and Caccini, these radical new performances place communication of text at the forefront, seeking to rediscover the dramatic essence of the verse anthem that made it arguably the most effective musical creation of the English Reformation. With the incisive declamatory skill of several of the UK’s leading period performers, they reveal the extraordinary rhetorical and poetic power of this music, as it might have been heard in the Chapel Royal and the private domestic chapels of early 17th century England

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Signum - SIGCD511

(CD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 10 November 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

The Evening Hour

The Evening Hour

British Choral Music from the 16th and 20th Centuries


Bairstow:

Save us, O Lord

Blessed City, heavenly Salem

Bennett, R R:

A Song at Evening

Berkeley, L:

The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 91 No. 1

Blitheman:

In Pace

Byrd:

Miserere mihi, Domini

Gardiner, H B:

Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)

Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

Harris, W:

Bring us, O Lord God

Holst:

The Evening-watch, H159

Jackson, Gabriel:

Creator of the Stars of Night

Moore, P:

Evening Prayers

Radcliffe:

God be in my head

Sheppard, J:

In manus tuas

Tallis:

Miserere nostri, motet for 7 voices, P. 207

Tavener:

The Lord's Prayer

Taverner:

In nomine a 4

White, Robert:

Christe qui lux es et dies IV


The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Mark Williams

The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge's new release on Signum blends a selection of ancient and modern works from the 16th and 20th Centuries, combining a selection of spiritual works on the theme of evening. The choir's fifth release on Signum, previous discs by the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge have drawn near universal praise from critics.

Signum - SIGCD446

(CD)

$15.00

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

For The Wings Of A Dove: Music of Supplication and Hope

For The Wings Of A Dove: Music of Supplication and Hope


Berkeley, L:

The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 91 No. 1

Byrd:

My soul oppressed

Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

Langlais:

Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella (from Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes, Op. 5)

Mendelssohn:

Organ Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 65 No. 3: Andante

Hear My Prayer

Nystedt:

Peace I Leave with You

Purcell:

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58c

Stanford:

For lo, I raise up, Op. 145

Tomkins:

Turn unto the Lord our God

Wesley, S S:

Man that is born of woman

Wollston:

Hide not thy face


The Choir of Queens’ College, Cambridge, Silas Wollston

Second album for Orchid Classics from this wonderful Cambridge choir (first was ORC100027).

It brings together music from many centuries mostly taken from the Book of Psalms.

Directed by Silas Wollston, eminent composer and Director of Music at Queens’ College Cambridge.

Orchid Classics - ORC100046

(CD)

$16.00

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Gibbons - Anthems and Verse Anthems

Gibbons - Anthems and Verse Anthems


Gibbons, O:

Hosanna to the son of David

Sing unto the Lord

This is the record of John

Sarah Baldock (organ)

If ye be risen again with Christ

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Second Evening Service

Behold, thou hast made my days

Sarah Baldock (organ)

O God the King of Glory

Glorious and powerful God

Fantasia in A minor MB XX/12

O clap your hands

Thou God of wisdom

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

Great King of Gods


Robin Blaze (countertenor) & Stephen Varcoe (baritone)

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (Director of Music)

‘The choral sound is exemplary—clean, but edged with an appealing English softness … a glorious sound’ (BBC Music Magazine)

“Hill breathes new life into Gibbons's union of musical and spoken rhetoric, using tempo and dynamics to set up conflicts between vocal lines. Perfectly complemented by Robin Blaze.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2007 ***

Hyperion & Helios - up to 50% off

Helios - CDH55228

(CD)

Normally: $10.00

Special: $8.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Tomkins, Gibbons & Byrd: Consort and Keyboard Music

Tomkins, Gibbons & Byrd: Consort and Keyboard Music


Byrd:

Galliard

Rejoice unto the Lord

Fantasia No. 2

Fair Britain isle

Qui passe (chi passa) for my Lady Nevell

Christ rising again from the dead

Gibbons, O:

A Pavan

Galliard a 3

Behold, thou hast made my days

I tremble not at noise of war

Prelude in G major

Mask: Lincoln's Inn

The Silver Swan

Fantasia No. 1 'for the great double bass'

Glorious and powerful God

Tomkins:

Pavan and Alman a 4 in F

In Nomine No. 2

Fantasy No. 1 a 6 in G minor

O Lord, let me know mine end

In Nomine No. 1

Pavan and galliard 'Lord Strafford'


Timothy Roberts (organ/harpsichord), Tessa Bonner (soprano)

The Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd

Naxos Early Music Collection - 8553241

Download only from $7.00

Available now to download.

British Choral Music

British Choral Music


Battishill:

Call to remembrance

Fayrfax:

Missa Albanus: Agnus Dei

Finzi:

Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast, Op. 27 No. 3

Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

Harwood, B:

O how glorious is the kingdom

Vaughan Williams:

Valiant for Truth


Andrew Parnell (organ)

The Choir of St. Albans Abbey, Stephen Darlington

Priory - PRCD5036

(CD)

$6.50

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.

Gibbons: Consort And Keyboard Music, Songs And Anthems

Gibbons: Consort And Keyboard Music, Songs And Anthems


Gibbons, O:

Pavan

Galliard

Behold, thou hast made my days

Pavan Lord Salisbury MB18

Fantasia No. 1

I weigh not Fortune's frown

I tremble not at noise of war

I see ambition never pleased

I feign not friendship where I hate

Preludium

Go from my window

Dainty fine bird

Fair is the rose

Fantasia No. 3

Fantasia No. 5

Mask: The Fairest Nymph

Mask: Lincoln's Inn

An Allmaine

Fantasia No. 1

Galliard

The Silver Swan

In Nomine

Glorious and powerful God


Timothy Roberts (organ)

“The whole assortment makes an ideal introduction to one of England's finest composers.…” BBC Music Magazine

“Beautifully performed and finely recorded, this selection of Gibbons's music is especially attractive for its variety. At its richest it presents writing for voice and viols combined, five parts to each, or for viols alone, sometimes in six parts. In lightest, most transparent texture there's a charming piece for two viols. Three keyboard instruments are used for solos: virginals, harpsichord and organ. A soprano also sings solos to viol accompaniment. Moods and styles vary correspondingly. The Masks and Alman for virginals have a high-spirited, almost popular manner; the Fifth Fantasia includes some unusual chromaticism and harmonic developments that for a while almost anticipate Purcell.
Tessa Bonner sings with unvibrant purity; but most striking here is the pronunciation.
It's one of the distinguishing marks of this curiously named group, Red Byrd, that they sing such music with vowel sounds modified to fit theories about the English in which it would originally have been sung. Thus the 'daintie fine bird' tells 'oi sing and doy', and the 'u' acquires a sort of umlaut in I weigh not fortune'sfrown, 'weigh' and 'frown' also having a measure of rusticity. Perhaps it's a good idea, but it does increase the desirability of printed texts in the booklet.
The instrumental music is finely played, the viols avoiding any imputation of belonging to the squeeze-and-scrape school, and Timothy Roberts's keyboard solos are particularly skilful, in legato and fluency.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Naxos Early Music Collection - 8550603

(CD)

$8.75

(also available to download from $7.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

O Sapientia

O Sapientia

Advent from King's College London


Benjamin, G:

'Twas in the year that King Uzziah died

Byrd:

Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae 1589)

Tribulationes civitatum

East, M:

Desperavi, Fancy in five parts

Peccavi

Vidi

Penitet

Credidi

Vixi

Triumphavi

Amavi

Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

This is the Record of John

Gregorian Chant:

O sapientia

O Adonaïaut

O radix Jesse

O clavis David

O oriens

O rex gentium

O Emmanuel

O virgo virginem

Swayne:

Magnificat I, Op. 33

trad.:

Adam and his helpmate

Warlock:

Bethlehem Down


Robert Quinney (organ)

The Choir of King's College London, Phantasm, David Trendell, Laurence Dreyfus

The Advent Carol Services held in the Chapel at King’s College London are undoubtedly one of the highlights of the academic year. Over the years the format has varied slightly, most notably with the addition of the Great Advent ‘O’ Antiphons that precede the Magnificat at Vespers for the week before Christmas, together with an eighth specific to the Sarum rite. Starting with O Sapientia (‘O Wisdom’), these form the backbone of this recording, dividing it into eight sections, with each antiphon followed by one of the eight programmatic viol fantasias by Michael East and then a choral piece. The disc is released as part of the College’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

Herald - HAVP296

(CD)

$11.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.