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Track(s) taken from CDA67695

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

titled 'the marriage song' in the Chirk Castle Part-Books
author of text
Psalm 128

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
Recording details: July 2008
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by David Trendell
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: April 2009
Total duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds

Cover artwork: William Mundy’s Te Deum ‘for trebles’ from the Chirk Castle Part-Books. MS Mus.Res.*MNZ(Chirk).
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations


'The new works are undoubtedly significant additions to the repertoire. On that count alone this recording is self-recommending. An even greater name among the new additions is that of Tallis … the predominant sonority is familiarly clear, transparent and assured … for the sake of the new pieces alone, lovers of this repertory will welcome this enthusiastically' (Gramophone)

'This is a beautifully conceived and exquisitely carried out program with much historical interest' (American Record Guide)

'You will never hear a more judiciously balanced, vocally better matched, nor technically more accomplished choral group than the 12-voice Brabant Ensemble. Founder/director Stephen Rice has assembled an exemplary company of voices aligned with repertoire that ideally suits the group's size and configuration. Combined with excellently recorded sound—from the Merton College Chapel venue favored by many choral ensembles—this production offers a program that's not only historically significant but that's worthy of repeated listening—intellectually involving, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally engaging. How can you go wrong with that? Highly recommended!' (Classics Today)
Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, a setting of words from Psalm 128, is entitled ‘the marriage song’ in the part-books. It is one of Christopher Tye’s most unpretentious yet well-wrought anthems, in which chordal textures predominate, relieved occasionally by short passages of imitation.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, sur des paroles empruntées au psaume 128, est intitulé «the marriage song» dans les parties séparées. C’est l’un des anthems les plus modestes de Christopher Tye, l’un des mieux ciselés aussi, où prédominent les textures en accords, relayées çà et là par de courts passages en imitation.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Evans © 2009
Français: Hypérion

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, eine Vertonung von Psalm 128, ist in den Stimmbüchern mit „das Hochzeitslied“ überschrieben. Es ist dies ein schlichtes und doch sorgfältig gearbeitetes Anthem von Christopher Tye, in dem akkordische Strukturen vorherrschen, die nur gelegentlich von kurzen Imitationspassagen aufgelockert werden.

aus dem Begleittext von David Evans © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Yn y rhan-lyfrau, mae Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, gosodiad o eiriau o Salm 128, yn dwyn y teitl ‘the marriage song’. Mae’n un o anthemau mwyaf diymhongar ond mwyaf cywrain Christopher Tye, lle ceir gweadau cordiol yn bennaf, wedi’u hysgafnhau’n achlysurol gan adrannau dynwaredol byrion.

David Evans © 2009
Cymraeg: Helen Smith

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