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I Heard A Voice - The Music Of The Golden Age


Release Date: 10/23/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94430   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thomas WeelkesOrlando GibbonsThomas Tomkins
Performer:  Oliver BrettDavid AllsoppJohn McMunnPeter Stevens
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College ChoirFretwork
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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WEELKES Alleluia, I heard a voice. When David heard. Most mighty and all-knowing Lord. Hosanna to the Son of David. In nomine à 4. GIBBONS Hosanna to the Son of David. O Lord in thy wrath. This is the record of John. O clap your hands. In nomine à 4. TOMKINS O praise the Lord. When David heard. Fantasy à 6. Rejoice and sing. O sing unto the Lord Stephen Cleobury, cond; Ch of King’s College Cambridge; Fretwork Read more class="ARIAL12"> EMI 94430 (59:56 Text and Translation)


The most recent in a decades-long line of recordings, this is not quite typical of this famous choir, for the choir is joined by an early-music instrumental ensemble. Fretwork inserts one instrumental piece by each composer, whose works are grouped on the disc as shown in the headnote, and it assists in two of the choral works, while six others are organ-accompanied. The program, subtitled “The Music of the Golden Age,” is nicely homogeneous and uniformly well executed. Two contrasting settings of “When David heard” are instructive, as are two similarly contrasting settings of “Hosanna to the Son of David.” One selection, “O Lord in thy wrath,” departs from the sequence of anthems of praise that mostly dominates the program. The superb verse anthem “This is the record of John” has a fine soloist in John McMunn.


The sound of the boys at King’s has been transformed in the 25 years that Cleobury has directed the choir. He came here after three years at Westminster Cathedral, and it seems that he brought some of their hearty tone quality with him. The King’s purity is still there but not the hoot. This is a fine sampling of the Golden Age.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber


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Works on This Recording

1. Alleluia, I heard a voice by Thomas Weelkes
Performer:  Oliver Brett (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
2. Most mighty and all-knowing Lord by Thomas Weelkes
Performer:  David Allsopp (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
3. Hosanna to the Son of David by Thomas Weelkes
Performer:  Oliver Brett (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
4. Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Oliver Brett (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
5. O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
6. This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  John McMunn (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
7. O clap your hands by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Oliver Brett (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
8. In Nomine à 4 by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
9. O praise the Lord all ye heathen by Thomas Tomkins
Performer:  Peter Stevens (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
10. Songs of 3-6 parts: When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
11. O sing unto the Lord a new song by Thomas Tomkins
Performer:  Oliver Brett (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
12. When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
13. In nomine no 1 à 4 by Thomas Weelkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
14. Fantasia a 6 by Thomas Tomkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 
15. Rejoice, rejoice, sing and rejoice by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Pinto.
Chapel, King's College, Cambridge, UK (04/21/2007 - 04/24/2007) 

Sound Samples

Alleluia, I heard a voice
When David heard
Most might & all-knowing Lord
Hosanna to the Son of David.
In nomine in 4 parts
Hosanna to the Son of David
O Lord in thy wrath
This is the record of John
O clap your hands
4-part in Nomine
O praise the Lord
When David heard.
6-part fantasy
Rejoice, rejoice, and sing
O sing unto the Lord
Almighty & Everlasting God
In nomine in 5 parts

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