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The Ebor Singers & Paul Gameson (conductor)
York-based chamber choir, The Ebor Singers, with their director Paul Gameson, make their Resonus Classics debut with an album of works inspired by the English Civil War and, in particular, the 1644 Siege of York.

Based around the 'York' psalms of William Lawes, this fascinating recording features a programme of music that may have been performed in York's historic minster, around this time of huge political, social and religious upheaval, with music from William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, John Hutchinson, William Child, John Wilson, Henry Lawes and George Jeffreys.

'They are a perfectly balanced group of twenty-three male and female singers, directed by Paul Gameson, the many solo passages showing their high individual quality. David Pipe adds weighty organ accompaniment. A beautiful disc 
in fine sound quality from the Resonus label.'
The Yorkshire Post

Credits
© 2017 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2017 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10194

Producer: Matthew Bennett
Engineer: David Rose
Executive Producers: Adam Binks & Paul Gameson

'The Italianate chording of George Jeffreys’s How Wretched Is The State was immaculately smooth, and the soprano soloists – Moira Johnston and Katherine Harper – were fluent in Matthew Locke’s verse anthem, How Doth the City Sit Solitary. But the pièce de résistance was Tomkins’s splendid eight-voice setting of Psalm 86, O God, The Proud Are Risen Against Me.'
The York Press (5 stars)

'They are a perfectly balanced group of twenty-three male and female singers, directed by Paul Gameson, the many solo passages showing their high individual quality. David Pipe adds weighty organ accompaniment. A beautiful disc 
in fine sound quality from the Resonus label.'
The Yorkshire Post

'I enjoyed this attempt to bring the Civil War and Siege of York into musical context'
BBC Radio 3 Record Review

'This is a thoughtfully compiled programme of little-known but interesting repertoire, some of which has specific York connections [...] The choir sing with unanimity and a good blend'
Early Music Review

'[...] a very imaginative production [...] a fascinating historical document as well as a wonderful listening experience'
Lark Reviews

Music for Troubled Times: The English Civil War & Siege of York

Music for Troubled Times: The English Civil War & Siege of York

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