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The Oxford Psalms ()

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composed by Albertus Bryne, Anonymous, Christopher Simpson, Frances Withy, George Jeffreys, Henry Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke, Matthew Locke, William Child, William Lawes

The presentation of this disc sells short what is really an innovative and beautifully performed program of seventeenth century English music. The connection of the music to Oxford, while it's there, is various, tenuous, not explored in any systematic way, and not particularly illuminative of the music. And director Kah-Ming Ng breezily terms the contents a "random sampling of seventeenth century English devotional chamber music" when it is in fact quite intelligently selected and sequenced. Leaving this matter aside, the ...

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  1. O Lord, in thee (The Lamentation), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  2. Cast me not, Lord (Psalm 51), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  3. In the beginning, O Lord, sacred song for 3 voices & continuo
  4. Blest Be These Sweet Regions
  5. Miserere (Parthenia in-violata), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  6. O God my strength and fortitude (Psalm 18/1), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  7. Lord, in thy wrath (Psalm 6), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  8. As on Euphrates' shady banks, sacred song for 2 voices & continuo (doubtful)
  9. A Ground for ye harpsicord
  10. The First Set of Psalmes of 3 Voyces, for voice & continuo: Extracts
  11. Since God so tender a regard, sacred song for tenor, bass, male chorus & continuo, Z. 143
  12. Divisions in F
  13. Praise the Lord, O my soule, for voice & continuo
  14. Blessed is he that considereth the poor, anthem, for alto, tenor, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 7
  15. Voluntary for organ in A minor
  16. Let God arise, sacred song for 3 voices & continuo
  17. The humble suite of a sinner ("O Lord, of whom..."), for voice, theorbo & continuo
  18. Gloria Patri et Filio, for voice, theorbo & continuo
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The Oxford Psalms
2007, Signum UK

UPC: 635212009321

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