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Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/ Gibbons: Verse Anthems

Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/  Gibbons: Verse Anthems
Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/  Gibbons: Verse Anthems

Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/ Gibbons: Verse Anthems
William Byrd (1543-1623): Mass For Five Voices

King’s College Choir,
Cambridge
David Willcocks

Catalogue Number: ALC 1182
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 67:00 STEREO 1961



(Mass for 5 Voices) “the serenity of the King’s account, with its long flowing paragraphs, remains very appealing..Under Willcocks, there is an inevitability of phrasing and effortless control of sonority and dynamics that completely capture the music’s spiritual and e motional feeling”(Gibbons) “the collection is imaginatively chosen…Gibbons is a major musical personality” (Penguin Guide 3 stars)

  • 1. Kyrie 1.51
  • 2. Gloria 5.32
  • 3. Credo 10.30
  • 4. Sanctus 2.37
  • 5. Benedictus 1.41
  • 6. Agnus Dei 4.08
  • 7. Magnificat (from The Great Service) 10.35
  • 8. Nunc Dimittis (from The Great Service) 6.07
  • 9. Motet: Ave Verum Corpus 4.28
  • (1-9) Recorded 1960
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

  • 10. See, See the Word is Incarnate 7.15
  • 11. Glorious and Powerful God 6.03
  • 12. Second Preces: I Will Magnify Thee /Psalm 145 5.53

(10-12) with the Jacobean Consort of Viols: Thurston Dart (Treble Viol), Desmond Dupre (Tenor Viol), Dennis Nesbitt, Dietrich Kessler (Bass Viols), Nigel Amherst (Violone)
Recorded 1959