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.
Performing artists: Ensemble Plus Ultra Robert Quinney William Byrd - Gradualia (1607) William Byrd - Gradualia (1607) Thomas Hobbs Warren Trevelyan-Jones Claire Wilkinson Sally Dunkley Grace Davidson Michael Noone
Reviews: Classical Voice of New England
August 7, 2008
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