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Byrd, Taverner: Masses & Motets / Willcocks, King's College Choir

Byrd / Taverner / Kcc / Willcocks
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802020   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  William ByrdJohn Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 26 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Taverner (1490-1545) and William Byrd (1540-1623), born a generation apart, both hailed from Lincolnshire, worked in turbulent times and left a collection of choral works that ranks with that of Thomas Tallis as some of the finest of its age, or indeed any other. These CDs contain the three masses Byrd composed for three, four and five voices, and Taverner’s great Mass of the Western Wind. John Taverner (1490-1545) and William Byrd (1540-1623), born a generation apart, both hailed from Lincolnshire, worked in turbulent times and left a collection of choral works that ranks with that of Thomas Tallis as some of the finest of its age, or indeed any other. These CDs contain the three masses Byrd composed for three, four and five voices, and Taverner’s great Mass of the Western Wind. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mass for 3 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1593-1594; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1963 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 20 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Mass for 4 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1592-1593; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1963 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Mass for 5 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1595; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
Great Service: Magnificat by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1590; England 
Length: 10 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Great Service: Nunc dimittis by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Kyrie "Leroy", for 4 voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1520-1530; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Dum transisset sabbatum (i), motet for 5 (another version exists for 4) voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Christe Jesu, pastor bone, antiphon for 5 voices (lacks tenor part) by John Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1526 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10.
Mater Christi, antiphon for 5 voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1520-1530; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11.
Mass "The Western Wind," for 4 voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 
Length: 20 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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