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Tristitia et anxietas

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adapted from Lamentations 5: 17

 
In Tristitia et anxietas we see Byrd’s powers as a musical orator at their most potent and compelling. The emotive power is intensified by the expansiveness of the canvas on which each element of the text is depicted, such as the doleful and mesmerically repetitive intoning of the opening word ‘tristitia’, the steadily mounting anguish of the successive statements of ‘in dolore’, the urgently paced cries of ‘consolare’, and the concluding pleas of ‘miserere mei’.

from notes by Owen Rees © 2020

Recordings

The Sweetest Songs
Studio Master: SIGCD633Download only NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Byrd & Monte: The Word Unspoken
SIGCD295Download only
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
Studio Master: CDGIM992Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMDN902This album is not available for download
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMDP901This album is not available for download
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMSA592This album is not available for download
Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd
CDGIM2082CDs for the price of 1

Details

Track 2 on SIGCD633 [9'35] Download only NEW
Track 2 on CDGIM208 CD2 [10'07] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 2 on GIMSA592 [10'07]
Track 2 on GIMDP901 [10'07]
Track 2 on GIMDN902 [10'07]
Track 2 on CDGIM992 [10'07]
Track 1 on SIGCD295 [9'17] Download only

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