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In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1 - Orlando Gibbons: Complete Consort Anthems ()

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composed by Orlando Gibbons

The English verse anthem of the 17th century was a contradictory form, progressive in some ways, conservative in others. Leading composers of the early part of the century, including Gibbons, Byrd, Weelkes, and, daringly, John Bull all wrote them, but they have never had the wide appeal of the more intimate madrigal and motet. This is the first recording of the complete consort verse anthems of Gibbons, who did much to advance the form. His anthems are grand, intricate works, seemingly written for imposing occasions, and ...

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  1. Behold, thou hast made my days, anthem for voices
  2. We praise thee, O Father, anthem for voices
  3. In Nomine a 5, No.1, for viols, MB27
  4. This Is the Record of John, anthem for voices
  5. Great King of Gods (Lord of Lords), anthem for voices
  6. Do not repine, fair sun, madrigal for 3-5 voices & 5 viols (only texts exist)
  7. In Nomine a 5, No.2, for viols, MB28
  8. Glorious and powerful God, anthem for voices
  9. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, anthem for voices
  10. O all true faithful hearts (O Thou the central orb), anthem for voices
  11. Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints, anthem for voices
  12. In Nomine a 5: Two Basses, No.3, for viols, MB29
  13. See, the word is incarnate, anthem for voices
  14. Lord, grant grace, we humbly beseech thee, anthem for voices
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In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1 - Orlando Gibbons: Complete Consort Anthems
2017, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212051122

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