When David Heard: Sacred Choral Works by Thomas Tomkins ()

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Thomas Tomkins worked well into the 17th century, his public career coming to an end only in 1642 as a result of England's Civil War, and organ works for his own use (such as the unique A Sad Pavan for Distracted Times, heard here) were written even after that. His music reflects no trace of the Baroque procedures that were well entrenched by then, even in England, but to call him conservative, as is so often done, misses the point even though it is technically accurate. Tomkins wrote quite a few madrigals in a style not ...

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  1. When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain, for 5 voices
  2. Almighty God, which hast knit together, anthem for 8 voices & organ
  3. Sixth Service, for chorus & organ: Magnificat, for five-part choir and organ
  4. Sixth Service, for chorus & organ: Nunc dimittis, for five-part choir and organ
  5. Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom, for 5 voices & organ
  6. Pavane ("For These Distracted Times") for keyboard (February 1649)
  7. My Shepherd Is the Living Lord, for 2 to 4 voices & organ
  8. Behold, I bring you glad tidings, anthem for 1 to 10 voices & organ
  9. Voluntary for keyboard in A minor
  10. Third Service for voices & organ "Great": Jubilate, for ten-part choir with organ
  11. Clarifica Me Pater, for keyboard
  12. Third Service for voices & organ "Great": Te Deum, for ten-part choir with organ
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When David Heard: Sacred Choral Works by Thomas Tomkins
2014, Chandos

UPC: 095115080429

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