In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile ()

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composed by Huw Watkins, John Dowland, Peter Philips, Philippe de Monte, Richard Dering, Robert White, William Byrd

The title and subtitle In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile requires at the least a bit of elaboration: Some of the composers here did not leave England during the Protestant rule of Elizabeth I but remained in what might, one supposes, be termed an interior exile. Chief among these was William Byrd, who enjoyed Elizabeth's favor, and the pieces offered by the virtuoso small (13 voices, mixed-gender adults) English choir Stile Antico are brought out in their full intensity by the program here. Likewise Dowland, ...

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  1. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  2. Tristitia et anxietas, motet for 5 voices (SAATB)
  3. Factum est Silentium for 6 voices & continuo
  4. In this trembling shadow cast, sacred song for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  5. Gaude Maria Virgo, motet for 5 voices
  6. Super Flumina Babylonis, for 8 voices
  7. Quomodo cantabimus, motet for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
  8. Regina Caeli
  9. The Phoenix and the Turtle, for chorus
  10. Lamentations of Jeremiah for 5 voices
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In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile
2019, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 3149020935774

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