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Elizabethan Christmas Anthems / Byrrd, Holborne, Tomkins, Gibbons, et al.

Audio Samples

>Gibbons, Orlando : This is the record of John
>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux a 4, for instrumental consort no 3
>Tomkins, Thomas : Sing unto God
>Peerson, Martin : Upon My Lap
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 5, for instrumental consort in C major
>Amner, John : O Ye Little Flock, verse anthem for 4 & 6 voices
>Byrd, William : Browning a 5, for instrumental consort ("The Leaves Bee Greene")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
>Holborne, Antony : The cradle, for consort
>Bull, John : Almighty God, who by the leading "Starre Anthem"
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Gibbons, Orlando : In Nomine a 5, no 2, for viols, MB28
>Gibbons, Orlando : See, see, the word is incarnate

Album Summary

>Gibbons, Orlando : This is the record of John
>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux a 4, for instrumental consort no 3
>Tomkins, Thomas : Sing unto God
>Peerson, Martin : Upon My Lap
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 5, for instrumental consort in C major
>Amner, John : O Ye Little Flock, verse anthem for 4 & 6 voices
>Byrd, William : Browning a 5, for instrumental consort ("The Leaves Bee Greene")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
>Holborne, Antony : The cradle, for consort
>Bull, John : Almighty God, who by the leading "Starre Anthem"
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Gibbons, Orlando : In Nomine a 5, no 2, for viols, MB28
>Gibbons, Orlando : See, see, the word is incarnate
Performers Ensemble Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Forde Abbey, Somerset, England (11/1989).



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Works Details

>Gibbons, Orlando : This is the record of John
  • Performers: Kate Eckersley (Soprano); Charles Daniels (Voice); Donald Greig (Baritone)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1611

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux a 4, for instrumental consort no 3
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tomkins, Thomas : Sing unto God
  • Performers: Charles Daniels (Voice); Donald Greig (Baritone)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Peerson, Martin : Upon My Lap
  • Performers: Alison Crum (Viol); Richard Wistreich; John Bryan (Viol); Elizabeth Little (Viol); Donald Greig (Baritone); Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 5, for instrumental consort in C major
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Amner, John : O Ye Little Flock, verse anthem for 4 & 6 voices
  • Performers: Kate Eckersley (Soprano); Charles Daniels (Voice); Donald Greig (Baritone); Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Browning a 5, for instrumental consort ("The Leaves Bee Greene")
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1590.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1590

>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
  • Performers: Kate Eckersley (Soprano); John Potter
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Holborne, Antony : The cradle, for consort
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bull, John : Almighty God, who by the leading "Starre Anthem"
  • Performers: Kate Eckersley (Soprano); Charles Daniels (Voice); Donald Greig (Baritone); Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Lullaby
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Gibbons, Orlando : In Nomine a 5, no 2, for viols, MB28
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : See, see, the word is incarnate
  • Performers: Kate Eckersley (Soprano); Charles Daniels (Voice); Donald Greig (Baritone); Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1610