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The Byrd Edition, Vol. 1: Propers For Lady Mass in Advent / Carwood, Skinner, Cardinall's Musick

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Domine quis habitabit, motet for 9 voices (SSAATTBBB)
>Byrd, William : Omni tempore benedic Deum, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : Christe Redemptor a 4
>Byrd, William : Sermone blando a 4, for instrumental consort, no 2
>Byrd, William : Miserere a 4
>Byrd, William : Ne perdas cum impiis, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : De lamentatione Jeremiae, motet for 5 voices (ATTBarB) (inc. but can be reconstructed)
>Byrd, William : Work(s)
>Byrd, William : Alma redemptoris mater, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 5), motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 4), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Byrd, William : Sanctus, for 3 voices (doubtful)
>Byrd, William : Audivi vocem, motet for 5 voices (SAATB)
>Byrd, William : Vide Dominum quoniam tribulor, motet for 5 voices (SMezATB) (doubtful)
>Byrd, William : Peccavi super numerum, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...At last, a bold record company and an outstanding team of performers have committed the resources and energy necessary to put Byrd's complete output on disc...The gold standard is set for the series with vividly dramatic performances of Ne perdas cum impiis and of Byrd's early and musically adventurous setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, both skillfully shaped and shaded by Andrew Carwood...indispensable..." -Stewart, Classic CD

This project shows huge dedication and vision... (Early Music Today) This project is one of the most comprehensive ever undertaken in the early music field: some 20 CDs that will cover the complete works of William Byrd. The music will be freshly edited and sources re-examined by David Skinner. Volume 1 is the first of the Latin Church Music discs, which will provide a chronological survey of Byrd's surviving Latin motets to the Cantiones Sacrae of 1591, interspersed with a liturgical survey of the Gradualia. This first CD includes the Gradualia propers for Lady Mass in Advent, the Lamentations, the exquisite penitential motet Peccavi super numerum and the great 9-part psalm setting for men's voices Domine quis habitabit.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This is a great start to The Cardinall's Musick's project to record Byrd's complete output. On the disc, some of the shorter motets are entrusted to The Cardinall's' habitual instrumental accomplices, the Frideswide Consort. A full list of sources is given for each piece, along with appropriate editorial commentary. Since Byrd set certain texts a number of times, such precision seems only sensible. Much of this music is new to the CD catalogue, and even in this selection of largely unpublished motets, there are impressive finds (the nine-voice Dominequis habitabit, for instance). This repertory is the mother's-milk of English choristers, and of the younger generation of English vocal ensembles The Cardinall's Musick remains perhaps the closest to that tradition outside of actual choral establishments. So they respond to Byrd with a suavity and confidence born of longstanding acquaintance. The expansive penitential pieces, such as the early Lamentations, are far removed from the small-scale forms of the Gradualia. The Cardinall's Musick respond effectively to these different functions and moods, and the recording complements them admirably.



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Works Details

>Byrd, William : Domine quis habitabit, motet for 9 voices (SSAATTBBB)
  • Conductor: Andrew Carwood
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Omni tempore benedic Deum, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Christe Redemptor a 4
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Sermone blando a 4, for instrumental consort, no 2
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Miserere a 4
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Ne perdas cum impiis, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : De lamentatione Jeremiae, motet for 5 voices (ATTBarB) (inc. but can be reconstructed)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Work(s) :: Propers for Lady Mass in Advent a5
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Work(s) :: Propers for Lady Mass in Advent a5
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Work(s) :: Propers for Lady Mass in Advent a5
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Alma redemptoris mater, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1605

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 5), motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Christe qui lux es (a 4), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Sanctus, for 3 voices (doubtful)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Audivi vocem, motet for 5 voices (SAATB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Vide Dominum quoniam tribulor, motet for 5 voices (SMezATB) (doubtful)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Peccavi super numerum, motet for 5 voices (SATTB)
  • Ensemble: Frideswide Consort
  • Notes: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle (10/29/1996-11/01/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral