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A CAVALIER CHRISTMAS

A Cavalier Christmas
The Ebor Singers, Chelys Consort of Viols, Paul Gameson

Resonus Classics RES 10202 @ £14.25*

Following on from their debut release on Resonus Music for Troubled Times (RES10194) The Ebor Singers, with director Paul Gameson, returns to the label with a companion album of music for Christmas from the time of the English Civil War. With A Cavalier Christmas, the choir are joined by the Chelys Consort of Viols in exploring this fascinating, yet turbulent, period in music as Charles I sought to continue to observe the festive season in style, contrary to attempts by Englands Puritan-influenced parliament to ban such celebrations

Track listing

A Cavalier Christmas The Ebor Singers Chelys Consort of Viols / Paul Gameson Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 1. See, the word is incarnate William Byrd (c. 1539/40-1623) 2. Behold, I bring you glad tidings Richard Dering (c. 1580-1630) 3. Laetamini cum Maria 4. Quem vidistis pastores Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630) 5. O quam tu pulchra es Martin Peerson (c. 1572-1651) 6. Upon my lap my sovereign sits Henry Lawes (1595-1662) 7. Airee 8. Hark, shepherd swains George Jeffreys (c. 1610-85) 9. Hark, shepherd swains for the Nativity of our most blessed Saviour 10. Busy time this day for the Blessed Innocents Day 11. Brightest of days for Epiphany John Jenkins (1592-1678) Newark Siege 12. Pavan 13. Galliard William Byrd 14. O God, who guides the cheerful sun A carol for New Year’s Day


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