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Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Orlando Gibbons - Tudor Church Music

Song NameComposer
Almighty and Everlasting GodOrlando Gibbons
MagnificatOrlando Gibbons
VoluntaryOrlando Gibbons
Nunc DimittisOrlando Gibbons
Fantasia for Double OrganOrlando Gibbons
MagnificatOrlando Gibbons
Now Shall the Praises of the Lord be SungOrlando Gibbons
Nunc DimittisOrlando Gibbons
This Is The Record of JohnOrlando Gibbons
O Lord of HostsOrlando Gibbons
O Thou, The Central OrbOrlando Gibbons
A Song of Joy Unto the Lord We SingOrlando Gibbons
See, see, The Word is IncarnateOrlando Gibbons
Come Kiss Me With Those Lips of ThineOrlando Gibbons
Lift Up Your HeadsOrlando Gibbons
FantasiaOrlando Gibbons
Hosanna To The Son of DavidOrlando Gibbons

Directed by Philip Ledger

Orlando Gibbons began his association with Kings College, Cambridge as a chorister under the direction of his eldest brother from 1596 to 1598. His talent was such that by the age of 21 he was sharing the duties as an organist. In 1623 he accepted the additional appointment as organist at Westminster Abbey; but he died suddenly just 2 years later. He was not a prolific composer, but his works include many masterpieces some of which are on this disc. One of his most outstanding verse anthems is: "This is the record of John". It is recorded on this disc by the Kings College Choir featuring Michael Chance as the countertenor soloist; and few have ever performed this as well as Chance. His tone quality, his diction, his emotional investment in the music goes way beyond other renditions. Another bright spot in this group of pieces is the verse anthem: "See, see, the word is incarnate" featuring the choir with a group of outstanding soloists: Paul Smy (boy soprano); Chance, Jones (altos); Daniels, Rivers (tenors);Finley (bass).Some of the other selections are: anthems: "A Mighty and Everlasting God"; "Lift up your heads". The London Early Music group does much of the accompanying. The Choir with its boy sopranos and male altos are dictionally perfect and so enjoyable to hear.

Item code: 8686C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Early Music | Some a cappella | Male | England
GAU 123

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