The Phoenix Rising (Bonus Track Version) Stile Antico

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Label: harmonia mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Stile Antico

Composer: William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585), William Byrd (1543–1623), Thomas Morley (1557-1602), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Robert White (c. 1538-1574), John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)

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  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
  • 1Ave verum corpus04:08
  • Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
  • 2Salvator mundi [I]03:20
  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623): Mass for five voices
  • 3Kyrie eleison01:35
  • 4Gloria in excelsis Deo05:29
  • Thomas Morley (1557-1602)
  • 5Nolo mortem peccatoris03:13
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • 6O clap your hands together05:33
  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623): Mass for five voices
  • 7Credo09:55
  • Robert White (c. 1538-1574)
  • 8Portio mea06:53
  • 9Christe qui lux es et dies [IV]06:23
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • 10Almighty and everlasting God02:17
  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623): Mass for five voices
  • 11Sanctus Benedictus04:29
  • Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
  • 12In ieiunio et fletu04:38
  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623): Mass for five voices
  • 13Agnus Dei03:46
  • John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)
  • 14O splendor gloriae12:53
  • William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
  • 15O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth03:11
  • Total Runtime01:17:43

Info for The Phoenix Rising (Bonus Track Version)

Stile Antico's latest disc celebrates the pioneering Tudor Church Music edition, which made available for the first time in the modern era much of the most important English Renaissance sacred music. Alongside Byrd's evergreen Mass for five voices, Stile Antico's varied programme includes masterpieces by Tallis, Taverner, White, Gibbons and Morley, all taken from the TCM volumes. This recording is supported by the Carnegie UK Trust, under whose aegis this remarkable edition appeared, in honour of its centenary in 2013.

Amongst the many endeavours funded by the Carnegie Trust marking its centenary in 2013), was the publication and editing of 'Tudor Church Music' in ten large folio volumes of music, with 50 performing pieces published individually. This had a considerable impact on the revival of this important music: for the first time a significant body of the greatest Tudor compositions became accessible to scholars, performers and listeners having languished in cathedrals, museums and colleges. It also inspired a further generation of English composers after its resurrection including Howells, Britten and Vaughan Williams.

Stile Antico presents a varied selection of the finest pieces from TCM in a programme centred around William Byrd s masterful five-part mass. Stile Antico is an elite ensemble of young British singers, working without a conductor, each contributing artistically to the musical result.

They are now established as the crack ensemble to beat, having enjoyed huge success, via their HighRes-recordings for harmonia mundi USA. Awards include the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music [Song of Songs] which also reached the top of the US Classical Chart. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality, commitment and imaginative response to text.

Highlights of Stile Antico's 2012-13 season include a series of concerts as co-curators of the Wigmore Hall's William Byrd: Sacred Music festival, and this new recording celebrating the centenary of the Carnegie UK Trust, publisher of the pioneering Tudor Church Music edition.

Carnegie Trust: changing minds, changing lives 1913-2013 Set up by Andrew Carnegie in 1913 to improve the wellbeing of the people of the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is one of the oldest and most respected charitable trusts in the British Isles. The Carnegie medal of philanthropy, given to those who have dedicated their private wealth to public good, will be presented in the Scottish Parliament in October 2013, in a week of events seeking to engage the Scottish public with the legacy of Andrew Carnegie.

“The expertise of the Stile Antico group in this repertory is not in doubt and, as always, these singers give us splendid performances. Gibbon's O Clap Your Hand, for example, has a sure-footed exuberance...the overall effect is extremely professional and pleasing.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“What pleases most is the commitment and passion with which the ensemble sings works that have become so much part of English choral furniture that they often scarcely warrant a glimmer of interest from even the most devoted of enthusiasts, thus reminding us of the striking beauty of this repertoire.” (Early Music Today)

Stile Antico:
Helen Ashby, soprano
Kate Ashby, soprano
Rebecca Hickey, soprano
Emma Ashby, alto
Eleanor Harries, alto
Katie Schofield, alto
Jim Clements, tenor
Andrew Griffiths, tenor
Benedict Hymas, tenor
Will Dawes, bass
Timothy Murphy, bass
Matthew O’Donovan, bass
Benjamin Clark, tenor (on tracks 3-4, 7, 9, 11-14)
Graham Bier, bass (on tracks 9, 12)

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