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PARSONS, R.: First Great Service / Responds for the Dead

Composer(s)Parsons, Robert
Artist(s) Voces Cantabiles, Choir • Smith, Barnaby, Conductor
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.570451
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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This recording aims to provide Robert Parsons, who died tragically in his forties, with a memorial service he never received and aid his return to a place alongside the greatest English Renaissance composers. Movements from the First Great Service, scored for two antiphonal choirs, provide the core of this ‘remembrance service’ for Robert Parsons. In scale and polyphonic grandeur the work maintains the old Catholic tradition, while making use of the new Protestant liturgy with its revolutionary setting of the 1549 English texts. Interspersed between movements of the First Great Service are a number of pieces taken from the Responds for the Dead, set to Latin texts. The Magnificat, which opens this recording, is the largest-scale single work


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Work/Track Title Time
PARSONS, R.: First Great Service / Responds for the Dead 1:09:46   
  Magnificat 14:35       
  First Great Service: Venite - Te Deum          
      Venite 5:21       
      Te Deum 8:08       
  Responds for the Dead: Peccantem me, quotidie 4:14       
  First Great Service: Benedictus 8:02       
  Responds for the Dead: Libera me, Domine 6:45       
  First Great Service: Creed 5:36       
  Responds for the Dead: Credo quod redemptor 3:28       
  First Great Service: Magnificat - Nunc dimittis          
      Magnificat 5:17       
      Nunc dimittis 2:44       
  Ave Maria 5:36       
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