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Treason & Dischord - William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberSIGCD061
Release date2005-06-01
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

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On 5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught preparing to detonate 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords unveiling an act of attempted treason that shocked the whole of Europe. What led a group of young Catholic men to risk their lives for their faith? 400 years later the King’s Singers and Concordia illuminate the dangers of hearing Mass in secret, of conspiracy and downfall, and of protestant relief and celebration, through a project of music and prose. The music, structured around Byrd’s perfect 4-part Mass, contains motets by Catholic composers, balanced with protestant anthems celebrating the downfall of the plot, and a commission from the British composer, Francis Pott. Master Tresham: His Ducke reflects on the ‘9/11’ of its day - 5/11/1605. The script, drawing on historic texts and written by Deborah Mackay for the quatercentenary concert series related to this CD, uses the dramatized persona of William Byrd, the most famous composer of his age, to recreate the atmosphere of change and hope in the Jacobean court.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Dowland, John
01 George Whitehead´s Almand 01:30 $ 0.27 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
  Mass for 4 Voices 23:16
02 Kyrie 01:57 $ 0.35 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
03 A Fancie 04:32 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
  Mass for 4 Voices 23:16
04 Gloria 05:56 $ 1.07 USD
  Composer: Dering, Richard
05 Ardens est cor meum 02:39 $ 0.48 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
06 Civitas sancti tui 05:07 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Philips, Peter
07 Ave Maria gratia plena 02:11 $ 0.39 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
  Mass for 4 Voices 23:16
08 Credo 07:59 $ 1.44 USD
  Composer: Dowland, John
09 Sir Henry Umton´s Funeral 04:21 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Weelkes, Thomas
10 O Lord how joyful is the King 08:25 $ 1.52 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
11 From Virgin´s womb/Rejoice, rejoice 02:07 $ 0.38 USD
  Composer: Dowland, John
12 M. Bucton´s Galliard 01:20 $ 0.24 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
  Mass for 4 Voices 23:16
13 Sanctus/Benedictus 03:54 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Pott, Francis
14 Master Tresham: His Ducke 13:54 $ 2.50 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
  Mass for 4 Voices 23:16
15 Agnus Dei 03:30 $ 0.63 USD
  Album total 69:22
ComposerByrd, William
Dering, Richard
Dowland, John
Philips, Peter
Pott, Francis
Weelkes, Thomas

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