William Byrd – Gradualia (1607) – Digital Download

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World Première Recording

William Byrd’s Gradualia (1607) have been placed “among the finest English works of all time.” Byrd’s musical rhetoric, a direct and sophisticated response to the suffering of a people living and dying under a brutally oppressive regime, is as searingly relevant today as it was in the days when Catholics in England were forced to practice their religion behind closed doors.

Composer: William Byrd

Performing artists: Ensemble Plus Ultra

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Release date: August 7, 2008

SKU: mo0302d UPC: 801890030227
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Track listing:

1 Circumspice Hierusalem 6vv
2 Fantasia (BK46)
3 Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? ♣

Votive Mass of the Blessed
Sacrament and Corpus Christi
4 Tract: Ab ortu solis 4vv
5 Venite, comedite panem meum (secunda pars) 4vv
6 Alleluia: Cognoverunt discipuli 4vv
7 Benedictus antiphon: Ego sum panis vivus 4vv
8 Magnificat antiphon: O quam suavis est 4vv
9 Hymn: Jesu nostra redemptio 4vv
10 Fantasia (BK13)

Mass propers for feasts of
Saints Peter and Paul
11 Introit: Nunc scio vere 6vv
12 Gradual: Constitues eos Principes 6vv
13 Alleluia (for St. Peter’s Chains): Solve jubente Deo 6vv
14 Communion: Tu es petrus 6vv
15 Magnificat Antiphon: Hodie Simon Petrus 6vv
16 Magnificat Antiphon: Tu es Pastor ovium 6vv
17 Benedictus Antiphon: Quodcunque ligaveris 6vvv
18 Ut re mi fa sol la (BK64)
19 Venite exultemus Domino 6vv

William Byrd Gradualia (1607)
Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament and Corpus Christi
Mass propers for feasts of Saints Peter and Paul
Organ works / Motets

Ensemble Plus Ultra
Michael Noone, director

Configuration: Digital download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: July, 2008
Recorded: May, 2007
Booklet: 28 page
First recording for solo voices in a
projected series of releases.
• Debut recording for Musica Omnia of Ensemble Plus Ultra
• Conductor Michael Noone is an internationally recognized Renaissance expert
• Includes extensive notes and illustrations.

William Byrd – Gradualia (1607) – Digital Download was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by Burke Thompson