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 CDA67858 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-85809
Duration
5'17
Recording date
17 March 2010
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Music from the reign of King James I (CDA67858)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: February 2011