℗ 2007 Chandos
 

Byrd: Cantiones Sacrae, Book I and II (Excerpts)

Cambridge Trinity College Choir, Richard Marlow

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Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
1
Haec Dies
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
2:13
2
Miserere mei, Deus
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:47
Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
3
Laetentur coeli
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
1:41
4
Orietur in diebus tuis
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
1:31
Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
5
Salve, Regina -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
4:41
6
Et Jesum
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:50
7
Laudibus in sanctis -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
0:59
8
Magnificum Domini -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
1:16
9
Hunc arguta canant
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:06
Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
10
Ne irascaris, Domine -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
4:35
11
Civitas sancti tui
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
5:05
12
In resurrectione tua
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
1:41
Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
13
Sacred songs (Cantiones Sacrae), Book II: Domine, non sum dignus
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:37
Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
14
Vigilate
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
4:22
15
Domine, secundum multitudinem dolorum meorum
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:31
Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
16
Domine, salva nos
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
4:20
17
Cantate Domino
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
2:12
18
Quis est homo -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
2:25
19
Diverre a malo
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
3:37
Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (Cantiones sacrae)  
20
O quam gloriosum est regnum -
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
2:25
21
Benedictio, et claritas
William Byrd; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; Richard Marlow
2:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:00
"... the Trinity College singers seem to settle down into a deeply pensive mood, exuding calm and tranquillity, peace and goodwill and a certain comfortable softness which tends to waft around the room like incense burning in some dark chapel ... a lovely sounding disc ... quite magical ..."
- International Record Review

"The vocalist’s ensemble and breath control permits not only the broadest of dynamic ranges, but also the quickest of contrasts and the lengthiest of crescendos. Marlow exploits this, shaping lines around Byrd’s superb word settings and the choir’s clarity of diction enhances the impact of Marlow’s phrasing ... engineering matches that of the performance; single lines are as clearly audible as the choir’s hallmark blend."
- BBC Music Magazine

The Cambridge Trinity College Choir demonstrate why Byrd's exquisite collections of Cantiones sacrae are considered a testament to the composer's artistic talent. It would be difficult to find another Renaissance composer who managed to unite such a high level of technical skill with such deep insight into the varieties of human emotion and the pieces on this album offer a sampling of his art. In his motets Byrd showed himself the equal of his French and Italian contemporaries as a contrapuntist and was an innovator in form and technique in his liturgical work. Both books of his Cantiones sacrae are rarely available together, which makes this release, recorded in July 2001, all the more significant.
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