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William Byrd The Great Service CD

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It is not known when or for whom William Byrd wrote his monumental ‘Great Service’, but we can be sure that he would approve of this new recording from Westminster Abbey.
The ‘Great’ Service is here presented in its correct liturgical order (with the inclusion of the frequently omitted Kyrie) and is complemented by six of Byrd’s finest anthems and two organ voluntaries from My Lady Nevells Booke, a collection of Byrd’s keyboard music put together in 1591.
A collection of music by one of the greatest English composers William Byrd including 6 of his finest anthems 2 organ voluntaries and the complete 'Great' Service recorded by the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
Track list:
1 O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
2 Venite
3 Te Deum
4 Benedictus
5 Kyrie
6 Creed
7 Prevent us, O Lord
8 Voluntary for my Lady Nevell
9 How long shall mine enemies
10 Magnificat
11 Nunc dimittis
12 Out of the deep
13 Fancy for my Lady Nevell
14 Christ rising again from the dead
15 Sing Joyfully

  • Conducted by James O'Donnell

  • Sung by The Choir of Westminster Abbey

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