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Bow thine ear

author of text
Psalm 86: 1; Psalm 85: 4; Isaiah 64: 10

This piece first appeared in Byrd’s 1589 collection of Cantiones Sacrae to a Latin text, but it was later fitted to the present English translation, probably not by Byrd himself, however. The music shows Byrd’s mature style at its most poignantly expressive; his choice of text is believed to be an oblique reference to the plight of the English Catholics and their outlawed faith.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1988


Faire is the Heaven
COLCD107Download only


Track 10 on COLCD107 [4'08] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD107 track 10

Recording date
1 October 1982
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Peter Sidhom & Neil Murray
Hyperion usage
  1. Faire is the Heaven (COLCD107)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: September 1988
    Download only
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