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Alamire: These Distracted Times - Thomas Tompkins

Song NameComposer
Pavan IThomas Tompkins
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdomThomas Tompkins
Hear my prayer, O LordThomas Tompkins
The heavens declareThomas Tompkins
Te DeumThomas Tompkins
A FancyThomas Tompkins
JubilateThomas Tompkins
O Lord, how manifoldThomas Tompkins
Pavan VIIThomas Tompkins
I heard a voice from heavenThomas Tompkins
MagnificatThomas Tompkins
Pavan 'for these distracted times'Thomas Tompkins
Nunc dimittisThomas Tompkins
Pavan VIIIThomas Tompkins
Remember me, O LordThomas Tompkins
When David heardThomas Tompkins
My help cometh from the LordThomas Tompkins

Directed by David Skinner

The political intrigue of the early 17th century culminated with the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the beginning of the Commonwealth led by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell. Thomas Tomkins, the greatest composer of that age, wrote a pavan for 'these distracted times' shortly after the King's execution. This CD provides a mixture of Tomkin's church and chamber music that soothed troubled souls during these turbulent years. The recording was made in the chapel of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where Cromwell was a student and where his severed head remains.

Item code: 9011C | 1 CD | $17.95 |add item to cart
Early Music  | A Cappella | Mixed | England
CD702

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