BYRD | BRITTEN

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD481
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The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Mark Williams Director
original title: Byrd, Britten / The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge

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  • Led by Mark Williams, the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge continue their critically-praised series of recordings on Signum with this new recording of works by British composers Benjamin Britten and William Byrd.
    Although their respective careers separated by 350 years, they shared one very significant characteristic: both were outsiders. As a devout Catholic Byrd was obliged to pursue a kind of double life, expressing his spiritual exile in music of emotional intensity. Like Byrd, Britten became highly regarded for his artistic achievements, but reservations regarding his homosexuality and pacifism prevented his complete acceptance by the establishment; both made him an outsider.
    The choir's sixth release on Signum, previous discs by the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge have drawn near universal praise from critics.

    1 O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth our Queen - Byrd
    2 Hymn of St Columba - Britten
    3 Nunc dimittis - Byrd
    4 Jubilate Deo - Britten
    5 Ave verum corpus - Byrd
    6 Laudibus in sanctis - Byrd
    7 Hymn to St Peter - Britten
    8 Praise our Lord all ye gentiles - Byrd
    9 Antiphon - Britten
    10 The Queen’s Alman - Byrd
    11-15 Missa Brevis - Britten
    16 Quomodo cantabimus - Byrd
    17 Te Deum in C - Britten
  • The Choir of Jesus College
    Cambridge
    Mark Williams Director


    The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge
    Mark Williams Director
  • 1 CD
    upc/ean. 635212048122
    ref. SIGCD481
    release date. 2017-02-03
 

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