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An Old Belief: Parry, Campion, McDowall - Alexandra Kidgell (soprano); Ben Davies (bass); Daniel Collins (alto); Edward McMullan (alto); Elisabeth Paul (alto);...
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  1. Deo gracias Anglia, carol (a.k.a. "Our King Went Forth")
  2. Author of Light, Revive My Dying Spright for voice, lute & bass viol
  3. Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus
  4. St Thomas Honour We (15th c.), carol
  5. An Unexpected Shore, for soprano & chorus
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  1. Deo gracias Anglia, carol (a.k.a. "Our King Went Forth")
  2. Author of Light, Revive My Dying Spright for voice, lute & bass viol
  3. Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus
  4. St Thomas Honour We (15th c.), carol
  5. An Unexpected Shore, for soprano & chorus
  6. Never Weather-Beaten Sail for voice, lute & bass viol
  7. Benedicite Deo (15th century)
  8. Tune thy Musicke to thy hart
  9. O blessed lord, howmany this be, for 2 voices
  10. Songs of Farewell (6), for chorus
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An Old Belief has an unusual structure among the vast output of The Sixteen. Rather than a collection of similarly formed pieces or a single large work, it consists of a sequence of short pieces leading up to an extended work, the Songs of Farewell, written by Hubert Parry during World War I, near the end of his life. The album takes its title from one of these songs. The album was recorded in 2021, well before the outbreak of war in Ukraine, but it is timely. Parry's mood, seeing several of his students killed in action, ...

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