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John Ward (1571-1638): Fantasie & Verse Anthems for voices & viols / Phantasm; Emily Ashton, tenor & bass viol; Christopher Terepin, tenor viol

Album Summary

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 2 (VDGS 22)
>Ward, John : Praise the Lord, O my soul, for chorus
>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 5 in A minor
>Ward, John : Mount up, my soul, for chorus
>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 1 in C minor
>Ward, John : Down captive wretch
>Ward, John : Prayer is an endless chain, anthem for 5 voices
>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 3 (VDGS 23)
>Ward, John : How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for chorus
>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 4 (VDGS 24)
>Ward, John : Let God arise, for chorus
>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 6 in C major
>Ward, John : This is a joyful, happy holy day, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Featuring ambitious and accomplished music for voices and viols, 'Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems' offers a privileged glimpse of a special moment in English music history. The four-part viol fantasies show a fluent and skillful style exemplifying Jacobean consort fantasy at its best. The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, Emily Ashton and Christopher Terepin join Phantasm to perform Ward's verse anthems that contain an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of textures and generous word painting amidst a polyphonic swirl of viols. This recording is a fitting tribute to John Ward, whose efforts have been rediscovered in our own time and whose mellifluous music deserves a closer look. The award-winning ensemble has been applauded across the globe for its moving performances and is recognized as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today. Critics have described their performances and recordings as 'intoxicating', 'revelatory', 'electrifying', and 'interpretations pervaded by a truly burning spirit'.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
Phantasm is simply the best viol consort around...the all-male choir...has some good individual singers, at their best in the ingenious Down Caitiff Wretch and the exuberant This is a Joyful, Happy Holy Day.

Choir & Organ
The treble soloists are particularly fine, but all excel in aptly contrasted ways, from plaintively diffident tenor to well-nourished bass.

The Observer, 19th October 2014
Henry [Prince of Wales] spent a brief spell at Magdalen, Oxford, so it's appropriate that the college choir should join with resident consort Phantasm to record, with luminous clarity, some mellifluous examples of the form by John Ward...His attractive word painting is vividly realised here.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2014
Phantasm play with their customary verve, just occasionally preferring energy to rhythmic steadiness but never losing the shape of the relatively short fantasias. For the verse anthems, Daniel Hyde opts for a slightly steadier approach...The current Magdalen choir has a range of marvellous voices used for the solos.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
The performances here are outstanding. The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford - where Prince Henry matriculated in 1605, by the way - is one of the finest in England. The choral discipline and blend are excellent. Daniel Hyde, appointed to the college in 2009, maintains the high standard set by John Harper and Bill Ives. I was bowled over by the engaging eloquence of their performances compared with another recording of many of the same pieces. The performances on that other recording are very fine. Linn has issued a companion disc of Phantasm playing Ward's consorts of five and six parts (339).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013).



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Works Details

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 2 (VDGS 22)
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Praise the Lord, O my soul, for chorus
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 5 in A minor
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Mount up, my soul, for chorus
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 1 in C minor
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Down captive wretch
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Prayer is an endless chain, anthem for 5 voices
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 3 (VDGS 23)
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for chorus
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 no 4 (VDGS 24)
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Let God arise, for chorus
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : Fantasia a 4 for viols no 6 in C major
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ward, John : This is a joyful, happy holy day, for chorus
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Christopher Terepin (Viol)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, England (05/06/2013-05/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance