A Cavalier Christmas / Gameson, Ebors Singers, Chelys Consort of Viols

Release Date: 11/17/2017
Catalog Number: RES10202
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Following on from their debut release on Resonus – 'Music for Troubled Times' – The Ebor Singers, with director Paul Gameson, returns to the label with a companion album of music for Christmas from the time of the English Civil War. With 'A Cavalier Christmas', the choir are joined by the Chelys Consort of Viols in exploring this fascinating, yet turbulent, period in music as Charles I sought to continue to observe the festive season in style, contrary to attempts by England’s Puritan-influenced parliament to ban such celebrations. Acclaimed for performances and recordings that sparkle with fresh insight and vibrant musicality, The Ebor Singers has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting vocal ensembles in the north of England. Based in the beautiful medieaval city of York, the choir performs regularly in the city’s stunning buildings, including York Minster.

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REVIEWS:

What Christmas music was sung during the English Civil War period? The York-based Ebor Singers answer that question in this fine anthology of works by Gibbons, Byrd, Dering, Jenkins and others.

– BBC Music Magazine

Paul Gameson coaxes fine singing and some admirable solo contributions from his Ebor ensemble, with the Chely’s Consort of Viols providing discrete accompaniment throughout.

– Classical Ear
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1. See, see, the word is incarnate by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1616 ; England
2. Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings by William Byrd
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
3. Laetamini cum Maria by Richard Dering
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
4. Quem vidistis, pastores? by Richard Dering
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Period: Baroque
5. O quam tu pulchra es by Alessandro Grandi
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1625 ; Venice, Italy
6. Upon my lap my soveraigne sits by Martin Peerson
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1620 ; England
7. Airee by Henry Lawes
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
8. Hark, shepherd swains by Henry Lawes
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; England
9. Hark, Shepherd Swains by George Jeffreys
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
10. Busy Time This Day by George Jeffreys
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
11. Brightest of Days by George Jeffreys
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
12. Newarke Seidge, for 4 parts, MB26 by John Jenkins
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
13. O God that guides the cheerful sun by William Byrd
Conductor: Paul Gameson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols, Ebor Singers
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