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Music from the Golden Age
The Choir of York Minster
Robert Sharpe

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Captured in the warm and radiant acoustic of the Lady Chapel of York Minster, this wide-ranging survey traces the ‘threads of gold’ weaving through the development of sacred choral works from immediately before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603) to the early Jacobean period following – a period considered a Golden Age in English music.

Track List

Ave Maria – Robert Parsons (c.1535–71)
If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c.1505–85)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis octavi toni – Tallis
i Magnificat
ii Nunc dimittis
See, see, the word is incarnate Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) –
Sing joyfully – William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
Behold, I bring you glad tidings – Gibbons
Almighty and everlasting God – Gibbons
Behold, thou hast made my days – Gibbons
Praise the Lord, O my soul – Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)
Ave verum corpus – Byrd
Justorum animae – Byrd
We praise thee, O Father – Gibbons
O God, the proud are risen against me – Tomkins
Almighty God, who by thy Son – Gibbons
When David heard – Tomkins
Peccantem me quotidie – Byrd

Total playing time: 74:12

Production credits

Recorded in the Lady Chapel of York Minster 30/31 January and 7/8 February 2019

Producer and engineer: Gary Cole.

Assistant engineer: Andy Gammon

Editing: Myles Eastwood and Gary Cole

Cover image: Queen Elizabeth I by unknown English artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sample audio extracts


Alexander Armstrong’s ClassicFM Album of the week 2nd August 2021

“A real gem… this stunning album” Alexander Armstrong

‘Everything about this disc is distinguished, and it cannot be praised too highly.’ Early Music Review, August 2021‘

 ‘The resonant acoustic does not obscure the individual lines, nor the carefully enunciated text, and the subtle use of varied dynamics serves to shape the mass of sound.’  ★★★★ BBC Music November 2021

‘This is a magnificent CD from a fine choir at the top of its form..’ Cathedral Music 1/ 2022

‘With Robert Sharpe as their Director of Music, the choir is in remarkable fine form and a joy to hear in the 17 tracks on this new Regent album captured in a beautiful recorded sound from the Minster’s Lady Chapel’ Yorkshire Post 13 August 2021

‘… an excellent introduction to one of the most exciting periods in English music…’ Crossrhythms.co.uk

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