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Classical - To be released April 19, 2099 | Sony Classical

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Classical - To be released January 26, 2018 | Claves Records

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Classical - To be released December 9, 2017 | One Trybal

Classical - To be released December 1, 2017 | Animato

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Classical - To be released November 10, 2017 | Signum Records

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Three ensembles of 17th-century music: Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this first complete recording of the consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons. Let us here remind the reader that consort anthems were conceived as domestic music to be performed at the private homes of the nobility and gentry or at court; they are more often than not scored for voices and viols, with alternating instrumental and vocal moments – even if the viols, probably, were to play throughout. Consort anthems are different from verse anthems in that the latter were written for liturgical use, featuring one or more soloists, accompanied by the organ and alternating with passages for the full cathedral choir. To close the subject, the full anthem was entirely written for the chorus. Thus, the present recording shows us Gibbons as a composer for highly skilled amateurs, from the King’s own entourage down to the educated bourgeoisie. Alas, the scarcity of material that has come to us, as well as the flabbergasting diversity of manuscript or published sources, has brought the artists of this album to complete the extant consort anthems with a handful of other kinds of anthems, most likely verse anthems. But whatever the format, Gibbons appears here as a huge though somewhat neglected genius – the utter complexity of his music, his rather short life-span, as well as the fact that many a score may have been lost during the First Civil War and the bleak Cromwellian protectorate, may account for that relative neglect.
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Classical - To be released November 3, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - To be released November 3, 2017 | Decca (UMO) (Classics)

Classical - To be released November 3, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - To be released November 1, 2017 | Etiam

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Classical - To be released October 29, 2017 | Resonus Classics

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Let us remind the reader that The Queen's Six is a six-part, male voice a capella ensemble based in Windsor Castle, United Kingdom, living and working within the castle walls. There are worse places to work… Drawn from the ranks of the Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, they keep a busy international schedule of concert and recording engagements. Their repertoire spans sacred and secular music from the Middle Ages to the present day. This new release covers Christmas carols and songs, mainly from the English-speaking realm – Vaughan Williams, Holst, Sullivan, Jacques, Tallis, the more jazzy Richard Madden and Thomas Hewitt Jones, and even Henry VIII who, between killing two wives and within these very Windsor walls, sometimes dabbled in music-making – but also a few from abroad, in particular the famous international lore by Praetorius (Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen) and the ubiquitous Silent Night by Franz Gruber and Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont, as well as some Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. The impeccable vocals of The Queen’s Six works miracles, both in the “serious” repertoire and in the more popular works, here presented in a highly polished polyphonic setting. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - To be released October 29, 2017 | Resonus Classics

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - To be released October 27, 2017 | Decca

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Classical - To be released October 27, 2017 | Le Palais des Dégustateurs

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Classical - To be released October 27, 2017 | CORO Connections

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