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Flowering of Genius

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599): Ave Virgo sanctissima
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585): Suscipe quaeso
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611):
O Vos Omnes
- Vere languores
- O Domine Iesu Christe
Thomas Tallis: Agnus Dei from mass "Puer natus"
Tomas Luis de Victoria:
- Super flumina Babylonis
- Vadam et circuibo
- Laudate Dominum omes gentes
John Sheppard (1500-1558): Verbum caro
Philippe de Monte (1521-1603): Super flumina Babylonis
William Byrd (1543-1623): Quomodo catabimus

Directed by Harry Christophers

Music from a turning point in history .... the short-lived marriage between Mary Tudor and Philip II of Spain, although barren and doomed, resulted in a glorious flowering of Anglo-Spanish music which saw the greatest musicians from the two nations meeting and working together. The music for a flamboyant Christmas Day ceremony in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1554 was a celebratory focal point of an extraordinary resurgence of the Catholic faith in England, fuelled by hopes, soon to be dashed, that Mary was pregnant.

Item code: 7019C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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