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Music of the Kingdom - Works by Tallis, Byrd, Purcell, Handel / The Sixteen

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
>Tomkins, Thomas : Be Strong and of A Good Courage for 7 voices & organ
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Byrd, William : O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth, anthem for 6 voices (SAATTB)
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana
>Purcell, Henry : Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday (Love's goddess sure was blind)
>Turges, Edmund : From Stormy Windes, for chorus
>Ramsey, Robert : When David Heard
>Purcell, Henry : Beati omnes, hymn, for soprano, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 131
>Tallis, Thomas : Missa Puer natus
>Carver, Robert : Missa Dum sacrum mysterium
>Gibbons, Orlando : Great King of Gods
>Purcell, Henry : The Complete Funeral Music for Queen Mary (Order of Service at The Burial of the Dead)
>Handel, George Frideric : Alleluia
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new compilation from The Sixteen pulls together some of the finest works written for, and in celebration of, Monarchs and the Kingdom. From Turges in the 1400s to Britten in the 20th century, whether for magnificent state occasions or private devotion, the Kings and Queens of Great Britain have inspired and patronized some of our finest and most enduring music.

Notes & Reviews:

Includes i will always give thanks (the 'club' anthem), for by various composers.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 :: Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Tomkins, Thomas : Be Strong and of A Good Courage for 7 voices & organ
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Byrd, William : O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth, anthem for 6 voices (SAATTB)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana :: Sixth Dance
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953

>Purcell, Henry : Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday (Love's goddess sure was blind) :: May her blest example chase
  • Performer: Neil MacKenzie (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday (Love's goddess sure was blind) :: May she to heaven late return
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Turges, Edmund : From Stormy Windes, for chorus
  • Performers: Simon Berridge (Tenor); Neil MacKenzie (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ramsey, Robert : When David Heard
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Beati omnes, hymn, for soprano, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 131
  • Performers: Eamonn Dougan (Baritone); Elin Thomas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Tallis, Thomas : Missa Puer natus :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1554

>Carver, Robert : Missa Dum sacrum mysterium :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gibbons, Orlando : Great King of Gods
  • Performer: Jonathan Arnold (Bass-Baritone)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Purcell, Henry : The Complete Funeral Music for Queen Mary (Order of Service at The Burial of the Dead) :: Thou knowest
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Alleluia
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1727