See, see the Word is incarnate - RES10295

See, see the Word is incarnate: Choral & instrumental music by Gibbons, Tomkins & Weelkes

Regular price £12.99
Total playing time [70:51]

Listen on Apple Music    Listen on Spotify
The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Newe Vialles
Orpheus Britannicus Vocal Consort
Andrew Arthur (conductor & solo organ)

In succession to the Tudors, the flourishing court culture of the Stuart royal dynasty fostered one of the greatest periods in the history of British music. Director and organist Andrew Arthur unites his forces in this compelling programme of works by three composers who flourished in the Jacobean period – Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes and Thomas Tomkins – around the theme of the Word of God.

The choral items on this disc exemplify a rhetorically-aware sense of what it means to sound the Word enriched with music in order to teach, move and delight.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'The general effect is impressive and warmly resonant [...] The great musical treat on this disc is the playing of the viol consort, Newe Vialles. They are simply brilliant in Gibbons’s Fantasia a 4 and Tomkins’s Fantasia VII a 3.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'The general effect is impressive and warmly resonant [...] The great musical treat on this disc is the playing of the viol consort, Newe Vialles. They are simply brilliant in Gibbons’s Fantasia a 4 and Tomkins’s Fantasia VII a 3.'
BBC Music Magazine

'This is a very enjoyable programme combining voices and instruments in works by Jacobean composers who contributed so much to the English church music repertoire. The various musical forces drawn together for this production breathe new life into this music from centuries past in the fine performances collected here.'
Lark Reviews

'Andrew Arthur sets a pace that is refreshingly unhurried, giving the massed voices a chance for their individual lines to be heard in the generous acoustic.'
andrewbensonwilson.org

Credits
© 2021 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2021 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10295
Producer: Andrew Arthur
Engineer & editor: Paul Crichton
Executive producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793190
Cover image: Detail from a portrait of James VI and I (c.1605) attributed to John de Critz (1551–1642)
Release date: 1 October 2021