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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang - Music by Byrd, White and Parsons / Magnificat

Audio Samples

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 5), motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>White, Robert : Lamentations of Jeremiah a 5
>Parsons, Robert : Ave Maria
>Byrd, William : Domine quis habitabit, motet for 9 voices (SSAATTBBB)
>Parsons, Robert : Domine, quis habitabit?, for chorus
>Byrd, William : Quomodo cantabimus, motet for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
>Byrd, William : De lamentatione Jeremiae, motet for 5 voices (ATTBarB) (inc. but can be reconstructed)
>White, Robert : Christe, qui lux es et dies

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 5), motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>White, Robert : Lamentations of Jeremiah a 5
>Parsons, Robert : Ave Maria
>Byrd, William : Domine quis habitabit, motet for 9 voices (SSAATTBBB)
>Parsons, Robert : Domine, quis habitabit?, for chorus
>Byrd, William : Quomodo cantabimus, motet for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
>Byrd, William : De lamentatione Jeremiae, motet for 5 voices (ATTBarB) (inc. but can be reconstructed)
>White, Robert : Christe, qui lux es et dies
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Where late the sweet birds sang is a gorgeous contrapuntal choral collection of works by three of the leading Elizabethan composers, featuring some of the repertoire's best singers. Directed by Philip Cave, Magnificat specializes in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Observer, 9th December 2012
The sober packaging of this disc gives little indication of the pleasure within. Pass it over at your peril...the long lines of intertwining and unfolding polyphony, performed with warmth and purity, is the reason to buy this inspirational CD.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013
There is such precision and care paid to the progress of the music and its phrases that you can almost see Philip Cave placing each note carefully, exactly where he wants it. That's not to say Magnificat's sound is in any way bland in its meticulousness - far from it. The blend and ensemble of the voices is beyond reproach.

BBC Music Magazine, January 2013
The subtle hues of the choir, an elite corps from Winchester Cathedrals, are particularly impressive in Byrd's Lamentation, a piece in which voicing gives the music its momentum. Yet the beauty of this choir is, ironically, its greatest weakness.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012).



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Works Details

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 5), motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Ensemble: Magnificat
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>White, Robert : Lamentations of Jeremiah a 5
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Parsons, Robert : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1570

>Byrd, William : Domine quis habitabit, motet for 9 voices (SSAATTBBB)
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Parsons, Robert : Domine, quis habitabit?, for chorus
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Quomodo cantabimus, motet for 8 voices (SSAATTBB)
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1584

>Byrd, William : De lamentatione Jeremiae, motet for 5 voices (ATTBarB) (inc. but can be reconstructed)
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>White, Robert : Christe, qui lux es et dies
  • Conductor: Philip Cave
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK (01/23/2012-01/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance