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National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Madrigals and Partsongs

Song NameComposer
Summer is y-coming in Robert de Pearsail
Great God of love Robert de Pearsail
Nights of musicCharles Wood
The whispering wavesCharles Wood
The widow bird Charles Wood
If love be deadCharles Wood
Come, sleep Charles Wood
Song for a danceCharles Wood
As the moon's soft splendor Charles Wood
When thou art nigh Charles Wood
A clear midnightCharles Wood
How dear to meCharles Wood
The nymph's fawnCharles Wood
Hence away, begone!Charles Wood
Full fathom fiveCharles Wood
Music, when soft voices die Charles Wood
How sweet the tuneful bells Charles Wood
When winds that move not Charles Wood
Light of my soulRobert de Pearsail
Lay a garland Robert de Pearsail

Directed by Mike Brewer

The music of Robert L. de Pearsall and Charles Wood is not very well known today, but definitely deserves a listen. Pearsall was a former lawyer who gave up the law after a stroke. He became interested in early music, particularly 16th century counterpoint. Wood is mainly known for his church music, but was very interested in secular music as well. The madrigals and part songs featured are quite nice and would be of interest to any choir looking for something different. They are wonderfully performed here by the very talented National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Item code: 7179C | 1 CD | $18.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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