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The Second Service & Consort Anthems

The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Bill Ives, Fretwork
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In Magdalen College Choir’s second collaboration with Fretwork, Bill Ives explores the rich Anglican repertoire of William Byrd. Well-known and much admired anthems such as Prevent us, O Lord and O Lord make thy servant, Elizabeth are interspersed with chamber works for organ, viols, and solo tenor (performed by Rogers Covey-Crump). Highlights include new reconstructions by Dr David Skinner of the Second Service, and a near-lost verse anthem in praise of Oriana herself, Queen Elizabeth I.

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  • The Choir of Magdalen College
  • Bill Ives
  • Fretwork


WILLIAM BYRD [1543-1623] · Arise, O Lord (2nd part: Help us, O God) (3'18) · O God, that guides the cheerful sun (5'40) · Alack, when I look back (5'33) · In nomine a5 (II) (instrumental) (2'31) · Second Service (Magnificat) (3'58) · Fantasia in D minor (organ solo) (4'51) · Second Service (Nunc dimittis) (2'11) · In nomine a5 (IV) (instrumental) (2'48) · Blessed is he that fears the Lord (5'13) · Thou God that guid'st (3'46) · O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth (2'49) · Fantasia in A minor (organ solo) (7'15) · Lord in thy wrath (3'36) · In nomine a5 (V) (instrumental) (2'44) · Have mercy upon me, O God (4'02) · Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? (7'09) · Prevent us, O Lord (2'35)

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