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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

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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