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1605: Treason & Dischord: William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot - The King's Singers, Concordia

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1605 Treason & Dischord

William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot

The King's Singers, Concordia

Byrd: Civitas Sancti Tui
Byrd: From virgin's womb this day did spring
Byrd: In Nomine
Byrd: Mass for four voices
Byrd: Nunc scio vere
Byrd: Tu es pastor ovium
Dering: Ardens est cor meum
Dowland: George Whitehead's Almand
Dowland: M. Bucton's Galliard
Dowland: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral
Gibbons, O: Viol fantasia
Philips, P: Ave Maria gratia plena
Philips, P: Credo (from 4 part Mass)
Pott: Mr Tresham: His Ducke
Weelkes: O Lord how joyful is the King

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, the King's Singers and Concordia illuminate the dangers of hearing Mass in secret, of conspiracy and downfall and of Protestant relief and great joy. Structured around Byrd's perfect 4-part Mass, the CD contains motets by Catholic composers, Protestant anthems celebrating the downfall of the plot and a commission from the British composer, Francis Pott, Master Tresham: His Ducke. A script, drawing on historic texts, reproduced in the CD booklet, uses the dramatised persona of Byrd to recreate the atmosphere of change and hope in the Jacobean court.


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