Byrd: The Great Service in the Chapel Royal - English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble; Musica Contexta; Steven Devine (organ); Simon Ravens (conductor)

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  1. Constitues eos Principes, motet for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  2. The Great Service, for 5-10 voices
  3. When Israe came out of Egypt, anthem for 5 voices (SAATB)
  4. Sing Joyfully, anthem for 6 voices (SSAATB)
  5. Nunc scio vere, motet for 6 voices (SSATTB)
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  1. Constitues eos Principes, motet for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  2. The Great Service, for 5-10 voices
  3. When Israe came out of Egypt, anthem for 5 voices (SAATB)
  4. Sing Joyfully, anthem for 6 voices (SSAATB)
  5. Nunc scio vere, motet for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  6. Prelude for keyboard in C major, MB 24
  7. Hodie Simon Petrus, motet for 6 voices (SSAATB)
  8. O clap your hands, anthem for 5 voices (SAATB)
  9. Fantasia (Verse), for keyboard in C major, No. 4, MB 28
  10. O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth, anthem for 6 voices (SAATTB)
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This is an unusual recording of William Byrd's choral music for several reasons. First, it involves the Great Service, an Anglican work (nobody's first choice with the Catholic Byrd), and an amorphous and not terribly often recorded one at that. Second, the singers of Musica Contexta perform with a hypothesized period English pronunciation that ...

Byrd: The Great Service in the Chapel Royal 2012, Chandos

UPC: 095115078921

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