Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart – Tudor & Jacobean music for private devotion

Stile Antico

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

 

History has, perhaps inevitably, favoured the establishment when it comes to the preservation of documents, and the music of sixteenth-century England is no exception; manuscripts have survived best in cathedrals, educational institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, and the Royal court and other wealthy households – anywhere, in fact, wealthy enough to maintain a library. This has tended to give us a somewhat skewed view of music-making during that period, with a focus on liturgical music, motets, anthems, and some court music, while the music-making of the ‘ordinary people’ has remained more obscure. Nonetheless, domestic music-making was alive and well in England throughout the sixteenth century, and the level of music literacy was both higher than one might expect, and on the increase.1 Indeed, the century saw a significant increase in the popularity of singing amongst the middle classes, and nowhere more so than in the area of ‘secular’ (i.e. non-church) religious music for private or domestic devotion. As early as the last years of the fifteenth century, there was a proliferation of spiritual partsongs and ‘carols’ (a term which in this case has little to do with Christmas and everything to do with the presence of a repeating refrain or ‘burden’ – a defining characteristic of the genre). 

Tracklist

1.
O praise the Lord
03:44
2.
O ye little flock
07:05
3.
In nomine
02:03
4.
How are the mighty fall'n: Gloria
06:29
5.
Purge me, O Lord
01:51
6.
A stranger here: Sanctus & Benedictus
05:04
7.
In nomine a4 no.1
02:35
8.
Jesu, mercy, how may this be?: Agnus Dei
10:03
9.
In nomine a4 no.2
02:18
10.
From profound centre of my heart
04:36
11.
I shame at my unworthiness
02:20
12.
Never weather-beaten sail
02:38
13.
Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?
02:29
14.
When David heard
05:02
15.
See, see, the Word is incarnate
06:18

Total time: 01:04:35

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Brad Michel

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Producer

Robina G. Young

Recording Engineer

Brad Michel

Recording location

Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

807554DI

Release Date July 7, 2014
SKU 807554DI

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