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Treasures of English Church Music

46 Anthems and Motets

The Cambridge Singers
John Rutter (conductor)


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Masterpieces of the English church.

This deluxe 2-CD set brings together two classic Collegium recordings of English church music to offer over two hours of glorious music for unaccompanied choir. An indispensable treasure-house for collectors and lovers of choral music everywhere, it comes packaged in a specially designed presentation box with full texts and historical notes provided, making it an ideal gift.

Set consists of COLCD 107 – Faire is the heaven and COLCD 113 – Hail, gladdening Light.
NB: COLCD 113 is not available to buy separately.

Track list

Disc 1

  1. Ave Maria (Parsons)
  2. Loquebantur variis linguis (Tallis)
  3. Miserere Mei (Byrd)
  4. Haec dies (Byrd)
  5. Ave verum corpus (Byrd)
  6. If ye love me (Tallis)
  7. Hide not thou thy face (Farrant)
  8. Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (Farrant)
  9. O clap your hands (Gibbons)
  10. Bow thine ear (Byrd)
  11. Hosanna to the Son of David (Gibbons)
  12. Lord, how long wilt thou be angry (Purcell)
  13. Thou knowest, Lord (Purcell)
  14. Hear my prayer, O Lord (Purcell)
  15. Beati quorum via (Stanford)
  16. This joyful Eastertide (arr. Wood)
  17. Sing lullaby (Howells)
  18. A spotless Rose (Howells)
  19. What cheer? (Walton)
  20. O taste and see (Vaughan Williams)
  21. A hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
  22. Jesus Christ the apple tree (Poston)
  23. Faire is the heaven (Harris)

Disc 2

  1. Rejoice in the Lord (Anon.)
  2. Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell)
  3. Come, let's rejoice (Amner)
  4. When David heard (Tomkins)
  5. I sat down under his shadow (Bairstow)
  6. These are they that follow the Lamb (John Goss)
  7. Christe Jesu, pastor bone (Taverner)
  8. O beatum et sacrosanctum diem (Peter Philips)
  9. Nunc dimittis (Howells)
  10. O vos omnes (Vaughan Williams)
  11. Factum est silentium (Richard Dering)
  12. Justorum animae (Stanford)
  13. Hail, gladdening Light (Wood)
  14. A Hymn to the Mother of God (Tavener)
  15. Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God (Tavener)
  16. They are at rest (Elgar)
  17. A litany (Walton)
  18. Nolo mortem peccatoris (Morley)
  19. O nata lux (Tallis)
  20. Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (Rutter)
  21. The Lord's Prayer (Robert Stone)
  22. In manus tuas (Sheppard)
  23. Bring us, O Lord God (Harris)

“A marvellous collection taken from all ages of Church Music – a mix of the popular and the slightly rarer. This is recorded in Ely Cathedral and it seems to have projected itself into some wonderfully lyric pieces – the opening track of Parsons Ave Maria sets the scene for the rest of the music.  This is the Cambridge Singers at their best…” Cathedral Music

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