Whitgift School: The Tudor Choir Book Vol I

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Tudor music performed by the Croydon Minster Choir of Whitgift School, with the English Cornett & Sackbut Enesmble, directed by Ronny Krippner.

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About this release

The album includes rare recordings of Tudor instrumental items by Coperario, Bassano and Ferrabosco, captured on period instruments, as well as choral greats from Tallis, Batten, Morley and Phillips, performed by the Croydon Minster Choir of Whitgift School, accompanied by the English Cornett & Sackbut Enesmble and directed by Ronny Krippner.

CD Booklet
  • Fantasia - Giovanni Coperario
  • Psalm 2: Why fum'th in sight - Thomas Tallis
  • Short Communion Service: Credo - Adrian Batten
  • Short Communion Service: Sanctus - Adrian Batten
  • Short Communion Service: Gloria - Adrian Batten
  • God, Which As On This Day - Nathaniel Giles
  • First Service: Magnificat - Thomas Morley
  • First Service: Nunc Dimittis - Thomas Morley
  • Exaudi Deus - Alfonso Ferrabosco The Elder
  • Bow Down Thine Ear - Peter Philips
  • Psalm 77: I with my voice to God do cry - Anon.
  • Out Of The Deep - Thomas Morley
  • O Sing Joyfully - Adrian Batten
  • Psalm 100: All people that on earth do dwell - Louis Bourgeois
  • Fantasia - Jerome Bassano
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Commissioned Programme Note

The advent of metrical psalters was mainly, although not exclusively, the trademark of the Protestant church. The Renaissance historian, Dr Jonathan Willis, argues that: “Metrical Psalmody was a purely optional activity which found a place in the church because of its genuine popular nature […] In attempting to facilitate congregational psalmody, the cathedrals had begun to negotiate for themselves a new religious dynamic, and a new role in English society.” Read more

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR042
Organ Tom Little
Violone Uri Smilansky
Photography Mike Cooter
Engineering Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Andrew King
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green
Recorded 25, 27 March, 2017
Venue Croydon Minster, London

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