In A Strange Land

Stile Antico

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The regime of Queen Elizabeth I dealt harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, some of England’s most talented musicians – Philips, Dering and Dowland – chose a life of exile abroad. Others chose to remain in spiritual isolation in England, comparing themselves to the exiled Israelites in Babylon.

Amongst them were Robert White, whose five-part Lamentations are one of the glories of English music of any age, and William Byrd, whose anguished Catholic music is referenced in Shakespeare’s enigmatic poem The Phoenix and the Turtle, vividly set by Huw Watkins especially for Stile Antico.

Tracklist

1.
Flow, my tears
05:10
2.
Tristitia et anxietas
10:34
3.
Factum est silentium
02:25
4.
In this trembling shadow
03:46
5.
Gaude Maria virgo
05:22
6.
Super flumina Babylonis
05:28
7.
Quomodo cantabimus
07:41
8.
Regina caeli laetare
02:34
9.
The Pheonix and the Turtle
05:46
10.
Lamentations
22:41

Total time: 01:11:27

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Label

SKU

902266DI

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Jeremy Summerly

Recording Engineer

Brad Michel

Recording location

All Hallows’ Church in Gospel Oak, Londres (UK) during February 2018

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release Date January 11, 2019

Press reviews

The Sunday Times

The dozen voices of Stile Antico give achingly expressive performances of Elizabethan masterpieces, all informed by their composers’ Catholicism, steadfastly maintained under a Protestant regime.

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