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Tune Thy Musicke to Thy Hart - Benedict Hymas (tenor); Emilia Benjamin (viol); Fretwork; Stile Antico
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  1. O Praise the Lord All Ye Heathen
  2. O Ye Little Flock, verse anthem for 4 & 6 voices
  3. Missa "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" for six voices: In nomine
  4. How Are the Mighty Fallen
  5. Purge Me, O Lord (also set as partsong: "Fond youth is but a bubble"), anthem for 4 voices
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  1. O Praise the Lord All Ye Heathen
  2. O Ye Little Flock, verse anthem for 4 & 6 voices
  3. Missa "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" for six voices: In nomine
  4. How Are the Mighty Fallen
  5. Purge Me, O Lord (also set as partsong: "Fond youth is but a bubble"), anthem for 4 voices
  6. A Stranger Here
  7. In nomine a 4 No. 1
  8. Jesu, Mercy, How May This Be?
  9. In nomine a 4 No. 2
  10. From profound centre of my heart
  11. I shame at mine unworthiness, sacred song for 5 voices
  12. Never Weather-Beaten Sail for voice, lute & bass viol
  13. Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  14. When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain, for 5 voices
  15. See, the word is incarnate, anthem for voices
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So strong is the perceived distinction between public sacred works and private secular ones during the Renaissance that the pieces here have been almost completely ignored, even though several of them are by the top rank of English composers. These are counterparts to the secular English madrigal: small polyphonic pieces in English for use in home devotional observances. Some, in fact, are very much simply sacred madrigals: Giovanni Croce's From profound centre of my heart (track 10) has a very madrigalian illustration of ...

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Tune Thy Musicke to Thy Hart 2012, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046755461

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