ASV Gaudeamus CDGAU196
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O Domine caeli (Davy)
Music at All Souls, Oxford The Lancastrians to the Tudors
This comprehensive anthology gives an overview of nearly two hundred years of music-making connected with All Souls College, Oxford. From the simple three part writing of Henry V to the huge architectural masterpiece that is Davy’s O Domine caeli terreque (apparently written in the course of one day): from the simplicity of Merbecke’s Funeral Sentences to the emotional power of the White Lamentations, this collection presents a unique part of musical history together with the story of one of Oxford’s most famous colleges.
… as fine an example of the glories of English choral tradition as you’re likely to find, sung by recognised leaders in the field. Snap it up immediately. THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY