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Engraving of James I.
Westminster Abbey Library / Copyright Dean and Chapter of Westminster
Track(s) taken from CDA67858
Recording details: March 2010
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: February 2011
Total duration: 5 minutes 17 seconds

'This is good singing, and many choirs would envy the tight ensemble, impeccable intonation and crystal-clear diction, not to mention the unfailingly excellent solo voices drawn from the ranks of the choir' (International Record Review)

'At the heart of the sequence lie Tomkins's deeply expressive When David heard and Then David mourned, pieces in which the tension of the dissonances is relished by James O'Donnell's Westminster Abbey singers more fully than is often the case with English Choirs' (The Irish Times)

When David heard
composer
author of text
after 2 Samuel 18: 33

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Introduction
Tomkins probably wrote this piece as a lament for Henry, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne of Britain, who died while still in his teens in 1612. Thereafter the work lived a double life: church choirs sang it, but Tomkins himself published it in a set of madrigals, made for use by solo voices to sing at home.

from notes by John Milsom 2013


Other albums featuring this work
'English Madrigals' (GIMSE403)
English Madrigals
MP3 £5.49FLAC £5.49ALAC £5.49Buy by post £6.75 GIMSE403  Gimell (budget price)  
'Renaissance Radio' (CDGIM212)
Renaissance Radio
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £11.75 CDGIM212  2CDs for the price of 1  
'Tomkins: The Great Service' (CDGIM024)
Tomkins: The Great Service

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