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Track(s) taken from CDH55228

Hosanna to the Son of David

author of text
Matthew 21: 9 adapted

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: April 1999
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: April 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)


'Hill breathes new life into Gibbons' musical and spoken rhetoric, using tempo and dynamics to set up conflicts between vocal lines. Perfectly complemented by Robin Blaze … the choral sound is exemplary―clean, but edged with an appealing English softness … a glorious sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'An essential addition to any collection of English church music' (International Record Review)

'This recording is a well-balanced introduction to Gibbons' obvious musical talent' (Scotland on Sunday)
This is a vivid and resplendent anthem for double choir (though with a single bass part, used to especially telling effect near the end); it could well have been written to grace a royal or other ceremonial occasion. The multiplicity of its printed and manuscript sources is indicative of its widespread popularity in the seventeenth century.

from notes by Collegium Records 1988

Other albums featuring this work

Faire is the Heaven
COLCD107Download only
Music from the reign of King James I
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