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Choir of King's College, Cambridge: Orlando Gibbons - Tudor Church Music

Almighty and Everlasting God
Magnificat
Voluntary
Nunc Dimittis
Fantasia for Double Organ
Magnificat
Now Shall the Praises of the Lord be Sung
Nunc Dimittis
This Is The Record of John
O Lord of Hosts
O Thou, The Central Orb
A Song of Joy Unto the Lord We Sing
See, see, The Word is Incarnate
Come Kiss Me With Those Lips of Thine
Lift Up Your Heads
Fantasia
Hosanna To The Son of David

Orlando Gibbons began his association with Kings College, Cambridge as a chorister under the direction of his eldest brother from 1596 to 1598. His talent was such that by the age of 21 he was sharing the duties as an organist. In 1623 he accepted the additional appointment as organist at Westminster Abbey; but he died suddenly just 2 years later. He was not a prolific composer, but his works include many masterpieces some of which are on this disc. One of his most outstanding verse anthems is: "This is the record of John". It is recorded on this disc by the Kings College Choir featuring Michael Chance as the countertenor soloist; and few have ever performed this as well as Chance. His tone quality, his diction, his emotional investment in the music goes way beyond other renditions. Another bright spot in this group of pieces is the verse anthem: "See, see, the word is incarnate" featuring the choir with a group of outstanding soloists: Paul Smy (boy soprano); Chance, Jones (altos); Daniels, Rivers (tenors);Finley (bass).Some of the other selections are: anthems: "A Mighty and Everlasting God"; "Lift up your heads". The London Early Music group does much of the accompanying. The Choir with its boy sopranos and male altos are dictionally perfect and so enjoyable to hear.

Item code: 8686C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
Early Music | Some a cappella | Male | England
GAU 123

Composer: Orlando Gibbons



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