England’s Phœnix: William Byrd

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NEW RELEASE! Recorded live in concert in May 2016

William Byrd is England’s greatest Renaissance composer. His sublime motets & anthems, nestled around the magisterial Mass for 5 Voices, will captivate & inspire you. 

A contemporary of Shakespeare, Byrd (ca.1540–1623) was a Catholic composer at a time when it was illegal in England. Yet he composed with apparent impunity, because of the esteem in which he was held by his contemporaries and by Queen Elizabeth I.

This exquisite choral music is brought to life by the glorious voices of Quire Cleveland, guaranteed to make life more harmonious!

England's Phœnix: William Byrd


    Sing joyfully
     2:25 BL MS Add. 29372-7 (1616)

    Ne irascaris – Civitas sancti tui
     8:15 Cantiones Sacræ I (1589)

    Kyrie eleison
    from the Mass for Five Voices 1:40 (ca.1595)

    Venite exultemus 
    3:29 Gradualia II (1607)

    Exalt thyself, O God 
    5:03 Worcester Cathedral Library MS A 3.3

     from the Mass for Five Voices 5:42 (ca.1595)

     from the Mass for Five Voices 10:17 (ca.1595)

    In resurrectione tua 
    1:53 Cantiones Sacræ I (1589)

    Tollite portas 
    2:32 Gradualia I (1605)

    from the Mass for Five Voices 4:11 (ca.1595)

    Hæc dicit Dominus 
    6:50 Cantiones Sacræ II (1591)

    Ave verum corpus 
    4:05 Gradualia I (1605)

    Agnus dei
     from the Mass for Five Voices 3:44 (ca.1595)


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