The Cardinall's Musick - Andrew Carwood, David Skinner
1. Domine Ante Te Omne Desiderium A6
2. Circumspice Jerusalem A6
3. Te Lucis Ante Terminum A4
4. Petrus Beatus A5
5. Christus Qui Lux Es A4
6. Reges Tharsis Et Insulae A5
Prospers for Epiphany 1607
7. Introit-Ecce Advenit Dominator Dominus
8. Gradual-Surge Illuminare Jerusalem
9. Offertory-Reges Tharsis Et Insulae
10. Communion-Vidimus Stellam Ejus In Oriente
11. Domine Deus Omnipotens A5
12. Sacris Solemniis A5
13. Benigne Fac Domine A5
14. Super Flumina Babylonis (Philippe De Monte) A8
15. Quomodo Cantabimus A8
DDD, 71:07, ASV Gaudeamus CD Gau 179, 1999.
"The third disc in the series and the final one to feature music unpublished during Byrd's lifetime. The musical discussion between Phillipe de Monte and Byrd forms the real point of interest here. De Monte sent Byrd an eight-part composition, Super flumina Babylonis, bemoaning and sympathising with the Englishman about the state in which English Catholics found themselves. Byrd responded with another eight-part piece, more dense and more closely argued - ‘how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?'.
In the Gradualia cycle we have reached the visitation of the Three Kings at Epiphany where Byrd produces one of his shortes set of Mass propers but, as always, exquisitely crafted."
EAC, APE & Cue, normal compression, Rar (store) 298 MB, complete cover and booklet scan.