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Haec Dies - Byrd & The Tudor Revival

Haec Dies - Byrd & The Tudor Revival
ID: DCD34104
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Geoffrey Webber director
Annie Lydford and Nick Lee organ


The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge explores the fascinating relationship between 16th- and early 20th century music as understood by the pioneers of the Tudor revival in England. Centred on Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices - revelatory and inspirational listening for a whole host of composers - this mosaic of reworkings, reimaginings and lovingly-crafted homages is brought to life with all the scholarly acumen and full-throated fervour that are the hallmarks of one of Britain’s finest choirs.

Caius College Choir is one of the UK's leading collegiate choirs. Its members are almost all undergraduates of the College who have been elected into Choral Exhibitions. The twenty-three singers and two organ scholars, under the direction of Dr Geoffrey Webber, perform a wide range of sacred and secular choral music ranging from the fourteenth century to the present day, and have developed a niche for reviving neglected repertoires.



Track listing

1. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Whitsunday Hymn (1930)
2. William Harris: Eternal Ruler (1930)
3. Gustav Holst: Man born to toil (1927)
4. Thomas Tallis arr. M. & G. Shaw: Funeral Music (1915)
5. Percy Whitlock: O living Bread, who once didst die (1930)
6. Gerald Finzi: Up to those bright and gladsome hills (1925)
7-11. William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
12. William Byrd arr. J.E. Borland: Fantasia in C (1907)
13. Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin (1930)
14. Herbert Howells: Haec dies (1918)
15. Robert Pearsall: Tu es Petrus (1854)
16. Arnold Bax: Lord, thou hast told us (1931)
17. Herbert Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament (1940)

Total playing time [70:54]
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Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford
ID: DCD34122
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Christmas Music
Subcollection: Organ

Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Peter Phillips & Benjamin Nicholas conductors
Anna Steppler organ


The beginning of Advent is celebrated with a particular solemnity at Merton. For its second recording the college choir explores the musical riches that adorn this most special time in the church’s year, centring on a newly commissioned sequence of Magnificat antiphons from seven leading composers.

Founded in 2008, the new Choir of Merton College, Oxford is led by newly appointed Organist and fulltime Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas, and Reed Rubin Director of Music Peter Philips. The choir is rapidly emerging as a major force in collegiate choral music. The disc is recorded in the beautiful environs of Merton College Chapel, which has stood at the heart of the College as a place of worship for almost 750 years.


Track listing

1. Ecce concipies -Matthew Martin
2. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
arr. David Blackwell
3. Rorate caeli desuper -William Byrd
4. Advent Antiphon - James MacMillan
5. Drop down, ye heavens, from above -Judith Weir
6. Alvus tumescit virginis - Michael Praetorius

Seven Advent Antiphons
commissioned by the Chaplain of Merton College
7. O Sapientia - Howard Skempton
8. O Adonai - John Tavener
9. O Radix Jesse - Rihards Dubra
10. O Clavis David - Gabriel Jackson
11. O Oriens - Cecilia McDowall
12. O Rex Gentium -Matthew Martin
13. O Emmanuel - E-riks Ešenvalds

14. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen -Anton Heiller
15. Ecce Virgo concipiet - William Byrd
16. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen - Michael Praetorius
arr. Jan Sandström
17. Ave Maria - Tomás Luis de Victoria
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