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William Byrd (1543-1623): Masses & Motets / Vienna Vocal Consort

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Terra tremuit
>Byrd, William : Make ye joy to God, anthem for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Byrd, William : Prostrate, O Lord, I lie, consort song for voice & 4 viols
>Byrd, William : Mass for 5 Voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : Alleluia, Ave Maria, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : How shall a young man, consort song for soprano and instruments
>Byrd, William : O Lord, my God, anthem for 4 voices
>Byrd, William : Laetentur coeli
>Byrd, William : Miserere mei Deus, for keyboard
>Byrd, William : Lord, make me to know, anthem for 4 voices (spurious)
>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A true magnum opus: The Mass for Five Voices by Renaissance master William Byrd (1543-1623), in a critically acclaimed, colorful fresh and vivid interpretation by the Vienna Vocal Consort, recorded in the heart of Vienna. William Byrds pieces are milestones in music history. Even after four centuries, his music glows in elegance and bursts of energy. And its beauty is incredibly tempting. Vienna Vocal Consort resists the temptation to simply celebrate the sound, but instead follows its characteristic own path. The goal: to reveal the core of the English composer, and to highlight the intimacy and emotional depth in his works. The Gothic church of Maria am Gestade, one of the oldest in Vienna and close to St. Stephen's Cathedral, is the ideal environment for William Byrd's musical richness and depth. His music still surprises today's listener in many ways: In addition to the Mass for Five Voices, his expressive English Motets serve as a proof. The Vienna Vocal Consort is one of the most renowned vocal groups for Early Music in Austria. Founded in 2001, the ensemble cultivates a characteristic sound and approach to Early Music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Maria am Gestade, Vienna.



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Works Details

>Byrd, William : Terra tremuit
  • Ensemble: Vienna Vocal Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Make ye joy to God, anthem for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Prostrate, O Lord, I lie, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Mass for 5 Voices (SATTB)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Alleluia, Ave Maria, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1605

>Byrd, William : How shall a young man, consort song for soprano and instruments
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : O Lord, my God, anthem for 4 voices
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Laetentur coeli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1589

>Byrd, William : Miserere mei Deus, for keyboard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Lord, make me to know, anthem for 4 voices (spurious)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum :: "Let not Thy wrath" & "O Lord, turn thy wrath"), motet for 5 voices (SAT
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Terra tremuit
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral