English Romantic Madrigals - Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London (choir, chorus); Rupert Gough (conductor)
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  1. Sing we and chaunt it, for 8 voices
  2. Light of my soul, for 6 voices
  3. Summeris y-coming in, for 6 voices
  4. Great God of love, for 8 voices
  5. Lay a Garland, for 8 voices
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  1. Sing we and chaunt it, for 8 voices
  2. Light of my soul, for 6 voices
  3. Summeris y-coming in, for 6 voices
  4. Great God of love, for 8 voices
  5. Lay a Garland, for 8 voices
  6. My love is fair, for 6 voices
  7. Thine eyes so bright, for 6 voices
  8. Disappointment, for 6 voices
  9. Dry your sweet cheek, for 8 voices
  10. Like as a ship, for 8 voices
  11. The castle by the sea, for 10 voices
  12. Flora's Queen, for 6 voices
  13. Lady on the Silver Throne, for chorus
  14. To her, beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
  15. Who can dwell with greatness, for 5 voices
  16. La belle dame sans merci
  17. God and the Universe, for chorus (arr. of Songs of Faith, Op. 97/2)
  18. On Time, ode for double chorus, Op. 142
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The Romantic madrigal in England was not just a part-song, but a work that alluded both musically and textually to the genre's Elizabethan golden age. The genre has fallen out of fashion a bit; even Gilbert and Sullivan poked fun at it in the "Sing a merry madrigal" number in The Mikado. But the roots of its revival (as with so many other new-simplicity Romantic genres) go back into the 18th century, and this release by the Choir of Royal Holloway is of interest as a kind of "early music" that has not received much ...

English Romantic Madrigals 2016, Hyperion

UPC: 034571281407

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