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Monteverdi Choir - Vigilate! (CD)

Item# 843183072026


Monteverdi Choir - Vigilate! (CD)
English polyphony in dangerous times
Composers:
William Byrd
Thomas Tallis
Thomas Morley
Peter Philips
Robert White
Thomas Tomkins
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Artists: Monteverdi Choir
Label: SDG

Vigilate! (Be watchful!) conveys the clandestine character of music composed in Elizabethan England by ‘undercover’ Catholic composers of the time, who continued to create devout and imaginative compositions during difficult times.

This album, recorded in London in 2012, brings together the work of six English composers whose combined careers span more than a century – William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley, Peter Philips, Robert White and Thomas Tomkins.

Track Listings:
1. Peter Philips: Ecce vicit Leo
2. Robert White: Christe qui lux es dies
3. Thomas Tallis: Suscipe quaeso
4. Thomas Tallis: O nata lux de lumine
5. William Byrd: Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae): Laudibus in sanctis
6. William Byrd: Civitas sancti tui
7. William Byrd: Turn our captivity, O Lord
8. William Byrd: Nunc dimittis
9. William Byrd: Vigilate
10. Thomas Morley: Nolo mortem peccatoris
11. Robert White: Lamentations (for 6 voices)
12. William Byrd: Justorum animae
13. Thomas Tomkins: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom
 

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