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In the Midst of Life - Music from the Baldwin Partbooks / Rees, Contrapunctus

Byrd / Contrapunctus / Rees
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 408   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William ByrdRobert ParsonsWilliam MundyJohn Taverner,   ... 
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Their debut was shortlisted in last year’s Awards – their second release is just as accomplished; each of these powerfully contemplative works beautifully shaped and sung.

– Gramophone [5/2015]


Their debut was shortlisted in last year’s Awards – their second release is just as accomplished; each of these powerfully contemplative works beautifully shaped and sung.

– Gramophone [5/2015] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cantiones sacrae, Book 2: Circumdederunt me by William Byrd
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1591; London, England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Responds for the Dead: Libera me by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Audivi vocem de caelo by William Byrd
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Sive vigilem by William Mundy
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Responds for the Dead: Peccantem me, quotidie by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Quemadmodum, for 6 parts, perhaps for viols by John Taverner
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Sive vigilem, motet by Derick Gerarde
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8.
Credo quod Redemptor, D 69 by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
9.
Media vita by John Sheppard
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 23 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
Magnificat & Numc dimittis: Numc dimittis by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contrapunctus
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oxfor 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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