Threads of Gold: Music from the Golden Age | Regent Records REGCD488

Threads of Gold: Music from the Golden Age

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Label: Regent Records

Cat No: REGCD488

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th February 2017

Contents

About

The first disc of Tudor and Jacobean choral music from the Choir of York Minster and Robert Sharpe.

This wide-ranging survey traces the ‘threads of gold’ weaving through the development of sacred choral works from immediately before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 to 1603) to the early Jacobean period following – a period considered a Golden Age in English music.

With sacred works from the major composers of the second half of the 16th century, and the early years of the 17th – Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, William Mundy, and Orlando Gibbons – there are examples of Latin polyphonic motets, concise a capella anthems in both Latin and English, and more elaborate verse anthems with extensive solos and organ accompaniment.

‘The boys are strong, colorful, and lively; and the justly famous organ sounds magnificent.’ – American Record Guide, November 2016 (REGCD467)

‘...this remarkable choir gives the impression of complete professionalism, with every singer committed to the meaning and significance of the words and music.’ – Organists’ Review, March 2016 (REGCD467)

Reviews

This is a radiant recording of glorious music, sung by a fine provincial English cathedral choir right at the top of its game.
Early Music Review 27 May 2017

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