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Thomas Tomkins: These Distracted Times ()

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composed by Thomas Tomkins

Thomas Tomkins is a Renaissance-era English composer best known for his keyboard works such as Pavan for These Distracted Times and choral music such as The Great Service and his Funeral Sentences. Tomkins lived in distracted times indeed; in 1649, the head of his beloved monarch, Charles I, came down upon a pile of straw with a headsman's single stroke, and Tomkins' mournful Pavan has forever associated his music with the ill-fated regent. The not numerous single discs devoted to Tomkins' music often feature one of the ...

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  1. Work(s): Pavan I
  2. Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom, for 5 voices & organ
  3. Hear my prayer, O Lord
  4. The Heavens Declare, for chorus
  5. Fifth Service: Te Deum
  6. A Fancy "for Two to Play", for organ, 4 hands in A minor (Musica Britannica 32)
  7. Fifth Service: Jubilate
  8. O Lord, how manifold
  9. Work(s): Pavan VII
  10. I heard a voice from heaven
  11. Fifth Service: Magnificat
  12. Pavane ("For These Distracted Times") for keyboard (February 1649)
  13. Fifth Service: Nunc dimittis
  14. Work(s): Pavan VIII
  15. Remember me, O Lord (Psalm 106:4), anthem
  16. When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain, for 5 voices
  17. My help cometh from the Lord
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Thomas Tomkins: These Distracted Times
2009, Obsidian Records

UPC: 658592070224


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