1 800 222 6872

Ave Verum Corpus - Motets & Anthems of William Byrd / Rutter

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Sing joyfully unto God our strength
>Byrd, William : Turn our captivity, O Lord, anthem for 6 voices (SSAATB)
>Byrd, William : Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, anthem for 6 voices (SSATTB)
>Byrd, William : Emendemus in melius, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : Siderum Rector (also anthem "Lord God Almighty"), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Byrd, William : Plorans Ploravit, motet for 5 voices (SAATB)
>Byrd, William : Visita quaesumus Domine, motet for 4 voices (SSAT)
>Byrd, William : Attollite portas (also anthems
>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
>Byrd, William : Gaudeamus omnes (from All Saints), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus
>Byrd, William : Veni sancte Spiritus, et emite, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Byrd, William : Christus resurgens, motet for 4 voices (STBB)
>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
>Byrd, William : Non vos relinquam Orphanos, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Byrd, William : O quam suavis est, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 1
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"If you missed it the first time around, now's the time to indulge in this first-rate CD that includes the masterpiece Ave verum Corpus along with the intensely moving but rarely heard penitential motets Emendemus in melius and Plorans plorabit and the equally inspired English anthems Sing joyfully and Turn our captivity. Unlike the Tallis Scholars (whose Byrd recordings for the most part don't duplicate the repertoire featured here), John Rutter's Cambridge Singers produce a tone that accommodates a certain measure of vibrato and exhibits a choral sound of more "modern" color--a bit warmer than most early-music specialist groups but never lacking in clarity or definition among parts. This is singing (and direction) of the highest caliber, and you won't find more satisfying performances of Byrd's works anywhere on disc. The sound is appropriately bright, well-balanced, and resonant, and all is perfectly capped by Collegium's usual superb liner notes and neat packaging." -Classics Today (10/10)



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Byrd, William : Sing joyfully unto God our strength
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Turn our captivity, O Lord, anthem for 6 voices (SSAATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, anthem for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Emendemus in melius, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Siderum Rector (also anthem "Lord God Almighty"), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Plorans Ploravit, motet for 5 voices (SAATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Visita quaesumus Domine, motet for 4 voices (SSAT)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Attollite portas (also anthems :: "Let us arise" & "Lift up your heads"), motet for 6 voices (SSAATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1580

>Byrd, William : Gaudeamus omnes (from All Saints), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus :: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1605

>Byrd, William : Veni sancte Spiritus, et emite, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Christus resurgens, motet for 4 voices (STBB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1607

>Byrd, William : Non vos relinquam Orphanos, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : O quam suavis est, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 1
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral