In Chains of Gold Vol. 2


Leading performers of 17th-century music the Magdalena Consort, Fretwork and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for their second release exploring the English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem – Psalms and Royal Anthems, particularly those of William Byrd.

More than any composer before him, William Byrd catered prolifically to a wide variety of musicians. Connoisseurs of Latin motets at home and abroad, troupes of boy actors with their viols and their unbroken voices, solo keyboard players, the choirs of the established English church, and the underground ensembles of Catholic households where mass was celebrated in secret— performers of all these kinds could look to Byrd for quantities, in some cases vast, of music of the highest excellence.


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Magdalena Consort

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

Release date: 26/06/20

Catalogue number: SIGCD609

Barcode: 635212060926

“I can’t wait for volume 2!” – Robert Hugill


“(a) splendid recording” – Early Music Review

William Byrd
1. Hear my prayer
2. O Lord, rebuke me not
3. Have mercy upon me, O God
4. Fantasia (No. 46)
5. Teach me, O Lord
6. Christ rising again
7. I will give laud
8. Look and bow down

John Bull
9. Almighty God, which by the leading of a star
10. Fantasia (No. a 16)
11. Deliver me, O God

Benjamin Cosyn
12. Voluntary (No. 3)

Thomas Morley
13. Out of the deep

14. Voluntary (No. 1) – Cosyn

Edmund Hooper
15. Hearken ye nations

John Mundy
16. Sing joyfully

17. O God of gods – Hooper

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