Romsey Abbey Choir: The Tudor Choir Book Vol II


Performed by Romsey Abbey Choir, conducted by George Richford.

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About this release

This project represents a culmination of 12 months intensive work and study for the boy choristers of Romsey Abbey into early music, under the direction of George Richford. The recording features the St Teilo Tudor Organ.

CD Booklet
  • Almighty God, who by the leading of a star - John Bull
  • Out of the Deep - Thomas Morley
  • The first song of Moses - Orlando Gibbons
  • Second Evening Service, Magnificat - William Byrd
  • The secret sins - William Mundy
  • Teach me thy way - William Fox
  • When Israel came out of Egypt - Michael East
  • Second Evening Service, Nunc dimittis - William Byrd
  • Out of the Deep - Adrian Batten
  • Above the stars, my saviour dwells - Thomas Tomkins
  • Salvator mundi (i) - Thomas Tallis
  • A fancy for a double orgaine - Orlando Gibbons
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Commissioned Programme Note

It has been my long-held belief that 21st century boys can love and be engaged with renaissance literature (it doesn’t have to be all Howells and Rutter). The verse-anthem genre immediately presented a suitable departure point as they are differentiated in a way that can engage older and newer boys alike. The prospect of having the St Teilo Tudor Organ in residence (thanks to Professor John Harper and Dominic Gwynn) gave us an opportunity to enthuse the boys further by performing music liturgically and in context with this remarkable instrument. This CD is not just an eclectic array of music from Tudor-era composers; it is a record of the first year of chorister training and a scheme of work that has almost exclusively concentrated on English Tudor music. And it has a wider significance too. Read more

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR040
Organ Adrian Taylor, Jon Pilgrim
Cover Design John Bevan & Mike Cooter
Cover Image © Heritage Image Partnership Ltd
Engineering Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Adrian Green
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green
Recorded 19, 20,21 June, 2017
Venue Romsey Abbey, England

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