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Music Of The Kingdom

Christophers / The Sixteen:cnd
Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16122   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelThomas TallisWilliam ByrdBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Neil MacKenzieSimon BerridgeEamonn DouganElin Manahan Thomas,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Outstanding...astonishing stylistic and expressive range." BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE "One of the finest choirs of our day." GRAMOPHONE This new compilation from The Sixteen brings together some of the finest works written for, and in celebration of, Monarchs and the Kingdom. From Turges in the 1400s to Britten in the 20th century, whether for magnificent state occasions or private devotion, the Kings and Queens of Great Britain have inspired and patronized some of our finest and most enduring music. Included on this disc are two of Handel's glorious Coronation Anthems written for the coronation of King George II; excerpts from Purcell's music for Queen Mary; and the Sanctus from Robert Carver's sumptuous Missa Dum Sacrum Read more Mysterium which may well have been sung at the coronation of James V. Taking centre-stage however, is Tallis's dazzling Sing and glorify - the English setting of Spem in alium which was adapted for King James I to honour his son Henry, the newly-anointed Prince of Wales. On display are centuries of superb compositions from the CORO catalogue of recordings made so far, with the exception of one specially recorded track: William Byrd's fabulous O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen to rejoice in thy strength. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: Coronation Anthem by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; United Kingdom 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3. O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4. Gloriana: Sixth Dance: Final dance of homage by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Modern 
Written: 1953; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday (Love's goddess sure was blind): May her blest example chase by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Neil MacKenzie ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
6. Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday (Love's goddess sure was blind): May she to heaven late return by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7. From Stormy Windes, for chorus by Edmund Turges
Performer:  Neil MacKenzie (), Simon Berridge ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8. When David Heard by Robert Ramsey
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
9. Beati omnes qui timent Dominum, Z 131 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Eamonn Dougan (), Elin Manahan Thomas ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10. Missa Puer natus: Sanctus by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1554 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11. Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Sanctus by Robert Carver
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12. Great King of Gods by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Jonathan [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Arnold ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13. The Complete Funeral Music for Queen Mary (Order of Service at The Burial of the Dead): Thou knowest by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14. Coronation Anthems (4): no 2, HWV 259 "Let thy hand be strengthened" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
15. Be strong and of a good courage by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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