When David heard

composer
author of text
after 2 Samuel 18: 33

 
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

Recordings

Music from the reign of King James I
CDA67858
English Madrigals
GIMSE403Gimell (budget price)
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
Tomkins: Cathedral Music
CDH55066Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Tomkins: The Great Service
CDGIM024

Details

Track 9 on CDA67858 [5'17]
Track 5 on CDGIM024 [4'27]
Track 23 on CDGIM212 CD2 [4'27] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 9 on CDH55066 [5'00] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 13 on GIMSE403 [4'26] Gimell (budget price)

Track-specific metadata for GIMSE403 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-91-40313
Duration
4'26
Recording date
20 July 1988
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Chris Eyres & Sean Lewis
Hyperion usage
  1. English Madrigals (GIMSE403)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 2007
    Gimell (budget price)