A Tudor Christmas
A Tudor Christmas

A Tudor Christmas

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A Tudor Christmas

Imagine yourself in the fine surroundings of the Great Hall of Christ Church, Oxford, with a programme of Tudor sacred and secular music including music by Henry VIII, one of Christ Church's founders, and choral works associated with Christ Church during its first century.

1. Pastime with good company—Henry VIII (1491-1547)
2. Coventry carol—16th century
3. Rorate coeli—William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
4. Consort—Henry VIII
5. Christe Jesu, pastor bone—John Taverner (c.1490-1545)
6. Consort—Henry VIII
7. This is the record of John—Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
8. Ave Maria—Robert Parsons (c.1530-1570)
9. Remember O thou man—Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1590-c.1633)
10. Consort—Henry VIII
11. While shepherds watched—Christopher Tye (c.1505-1573)
12. From virgin's womb—William Byrd
13. Consort—Henry VIII
14. Laudate nomen—Christopher Tye
15. O nata lux—Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
16. Magnificat from 1st Service—John Sheppard (c.1520-c.1560)
17. Sweet was the song—16th century
18. Quid petis, o fili—Richard Pygott (c.1485-1552)
19. Consort—Henry VIII 20. Hosanna to the Son of David—Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623)

The Choir of Christ Church, Oxford
Directed by Stephen Darlington
With Libby Burgess, organ and Victoria Davies, harp

Recorded in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford July 2004
Solo harp recorded at Jericho Farm Studios

Compact disc, 65 Minutes.
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