Four Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal (DXL 1129)



Taking its name from the celebrated family of Viol makers, the award-winning Rose Consort of Viols explore the music of four important gentleman – Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, William Byrd and Thomas Tomkins who came respectively from the cathedrals of Canterbury, Ely, Lincoln and Worcester and created music for the Chapel Royal. These elite Gentleman of the Chapel Royal were able to maintain traditional musical expertise, as one generation of Gentlemen influenced the next, and also to experiment with new musical ideas.

The Consort performs extensively throughout Britain and the continent of Europe, appearing regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls and festivals worldwide. Joined by guest Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano), The Rose Consort of Viols present this programme performed with their unique intimacy, intricacy, passion and flamboyance.

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Four Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal (DXL 1129) Digital Booklet


Track List:

Salvator mundi (Tallis)
O sacrum convivium (Tallis)
Derelinquit impius (Tallis)
Rubum quem (Tye)
In Nomine ‘Beleeve me’  (Tye)
In Nomine ‘Re la re’ (Tye)
Plorans ploravit  (Byrd)
In Nomine No. 3 a 5 (Byrd)
I lift my heart to Thee (Tye)
In Nomine a 6 (Tye)
Christ rising again from the dead (Tye)
When shall my sorrowful sighing slake (Tallis)
In Nomine No. 2 (Tallis)
Oyez! Has any found a lad? (Tomkins)
Fantasia No. 1 a 6 (Byrd)
This sweet and merry month of May (Byrd)
Pavan a 6 (Tomkins)
Galliard a 6 (Tomkins)
Suscipe quaeso (Tallis)
In Nomine ‘Rounde’ (Tye)
In Nomine ‘Saye so’ (Tye)
Turn unto the Lord (Tomkins)
In Nomine No. 1 (Tomkins)
Woe is me (Tomkins)
Praise our Lord (Byrd)


The Rose Consort of Viols explore the repertoire of 4 important English composers – Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins – features mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson.

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