A Watchful Gaze | Coro COR16195

A Watchful Gaze

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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16195

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd March 2023

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About

William Byrd was one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance. He was widely admired in his own time both at home and abroad and the influence he had on future generations of composers was immense. This programme explores the music of his influences, his colleagues and his pervading faith. In his 400th anniversary year, Byrdís legacy is marked by the commission of two new pieces from acclaimed composer Dobrinka Tabakova, bringing his musical heritage firmly into the modern day.

The two premieres, Arise Lord into thy rest and Turn our captivity, highlight the beauty of modern polyphony and showcase The Sixteen in a new light. The programme also features works by van Wilder, de Monte, Clemens non Papa and, of course, Byrd himself.

ĎItís an exquisite album of unparalleled beauty that will bear repeated listening long past the anniversary year.í Ė Gramophone on COR16193 (William Byrd: Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets 1611)

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