Gibbons, O: O all true faithful hearts

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Spem in alium

Spem in alium

Music for Monarchs and Magnates


Byrd:

Deus venerunt gentes

Gibbons, O:

O all true faithful hearts

Great King of Gods

Tallis:

Spem in alium for eight five-part choirs '40-part Motet'

Te Deum

Be strong

Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty

(English version of Spem in alium)

Tomkins:

Know you not

O God, the heathen are come


“Spem is taken at a brisk canter, dressed in brightly coloured plumage, and with its words English'd. The celebratory atmosphere is reinforced by the addition of viols, winds and brass.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2010

“Spem is literally a surround-sound piece, so this recording, the first to use the latest technology in new audio formats, gets closer than most. The Sixteen (enlarged to the requisite 40) have a suitably festive air for this, their 25th anniversary recording.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Editor's Choice - December 2003

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Recommended Version in English - October 2016

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Coro - CORSACD16016

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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

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Signum - SIGCD511

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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 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

“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

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Hyperion - CDA67858

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Spem in alium

Spem in alium

Music for Monarchs and Magnates


Byrd:

Deus venerunt gentes

Gibbons, O:

O all true faithful hearts

Great King of Gods

Tallis:

Spem in alium for eight five-part choirs '40-part Motet'

Te Deum

Be strong

Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty

Tomkins:

Know you not

O God, the heathen are come


Spem in Alium is one of the great landmarks of polyphony and is heard here in all the glory of a Surround Sound recording.

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Coro - The Sixteen 30th Anniversary - CORSACD16916

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Rise, O My Soul

Rise, O My Soul


Bull, J:

Almightly God, which by the leading of a star

Gibbons, O:

O all true faithful hearts

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Glorious and powerful God

Simmes:

Rise, O my soul

Tomkins:

Fantasie

Sing unto God

Above the stars my Saviour dwells

Ward, J:

Prayer is an endless chain


Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM), Christopher Jackson

Rise, O my soul features the combined forces of Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and Les Voix humaines viol consort performing a selection of glorious English liturgical anthems from the reign of Elizabeth I. These full anthems, sung by a capella choir, and verse anthems, which include an instrumental accompaniment, take their texts from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer and the Bible.

“The highest quality of performance on early instruments that can be found in North America” The Wholenote

Atma - ACD22506

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