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Byrd, Britten ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten, William Byrd

The connection between William Byrd and Benjamin Britten is explicitly set out in the notes to the Signum release by annotator Philip Borg-Wheeler: both were composers "whose lives and beliefs estranged them from the British establishment." Britten, furthermore, wrote a good deal of sacred music in styles for which Renaissance polyphony was one of the sources. Can you sense a kinship of spirit in a program devoted to these two composers specifically? That's up to the individual listener, but many programs set music of the ...

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  1. O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth, anthem for 6 voices (SAATTB)
  2. Hymn of St. Columba (Regis regum rectissimi), for chorus & organ
  3. Nunc Dimittis servum tuam, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  4. Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major
  5. Ave verum corpus (also anthem: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  6. Laudibus in sanctus (also anthem "Praise the Lord among His Holy ones"), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  7. Hymn to St. Peter, for trumpet, chorus & organ, Op. 56a
  8. Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, anthem for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  9. Antiphon, for chorus & organ, Op. 56b
  10. Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10
  11. Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63
  12. Quomodo cantabimus, motet for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
  13. Te Deum, for trumpet, chorus & organ in C major
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Byrd, Britten
2017, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212048122


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