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King's Singers
Treason & Discord

Song NameComposer
George Washington's Almand John Dowland
Kyrie from Mass for 4 voices William Byrd
A Fancie William Byrd
Gloria from Mass for 4 voices William Byrd
Ardens est cor meum Richard Dering
Civitas sancti tui William Byrd
Ave Maria gratia plena Peter Philips
Credo from Mass for 4 voices William Byrd
Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral John Dowland
O Lord how joyful is the King Thomas Weelkes
From Virgin's womb/Rejoice, rejoice William Byrd
M. Bucton's Galliard John Dowlan
Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass for 4 voices William Byrd
Master Tresham: His Ducke Francis Pott
Agnus Dei from Mass for 4 voices William Byrd

Produced by Adrian Peacock

On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes was caught preparing to detonate 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords, unveiling and act of attempted treason that shocked the whole of Europe.Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, the King's Singers and Concordia illuminate the dangers of hearing Mass in secret, of conspiracy and downfall, and the protestant relief and great joy. The music, structured around Byrd's perfect 4-part Mass, contains motets by catholic composers, protestant anthems celebrating the downfall of the plot, and a commission from the British composer, Francis Pott, Master Tresham: His Ducke. A script, drawing on historic texts and reproduced in the CD booklet, uses the dramatized persona of William Byrd, the most celebrated composer of his age, to recreate the atmosphere of change and hope in the Jacobean court.

Item code: 7790C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Male | England

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