Peter Philips: An Englishman Abroad

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Music by Peter Philips, performed by Convivium Singers, directed by Alexander Norman.

About this release

Peter Philips (1560/1 – 1628) has long existed on the margins of English music. Resident in England until 1582, Philips spent the rest of his life in exile in the Netherlands. It is presumed that Philips’s Catholicism was the motivation behind this move, as Catholics were not permitted to openly practice their faith in England at the time. As many scholars have observed, the long-term neglect of Philips’s music has been partly due to his separation from England and its choral tradition. In recent years, Philips has begun to enjoy the acclaim he deserves as choirs rediscover his glorious motets. The present disc is part of this rediscovery, and marks the 450th anniversary of Philips’s birth.

  • Veni, sponsa Christi - Peter Philips
  • Cum jucunditate - Peter Philips
  • O Maria domina nostra - Peter Philips
  • Viae Sion lugent - Peter Philips
  • Ave verum corpus - Peter Philips
  • Mulieres sedentes - Peter Philips
  • Quae est ista quae ascendit - Peter Philips
  • Ecce tu pulchra es - Peter Philips
  • Corona aurea - Peter Philips
  • Paratum cor meum - Peter Philips
  • Confitebor, tibi domine - Peter Philips
  • Domine probasti me - Peter Philips
  • Beatus vir, qui inventus est - Peter Philips
  • Pater noster - Peter Philips
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Production Credits

Photography Tom Kuglin
Engineering Adaq Khan, Adrian Green
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Andrew King, David Millinger
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 19, 20, 21 February, 11, 12, 13, 14 July 2011
Venue St Alban the Martyr, Highgate, Birmingham
Total Duration 64 mins
Catalogue number CR007

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