My Beloved Spake

My Beloved Spake
Director of Music: 
Andrew Nethsingha
Organ Scholar: 
John Challenger
Release date: 
October 2012
Featuring: 
  • Iestyn Davies (Counter-tenor)
  • James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Neal Davies (Bass)
  • David Stout (Baritone)
  • St John's Sinfonia (Margaret Faultless, leader)
Record label: 
Chandos (Chaconne)
Catalogue number: 
CHAN0790

My Beloved Spake is a collection of anthems by Henry Purcell and Pelham Humfrey, and is our sixth disc in our series with the Chandos label.

The recording itself took place in January 2012 and the Choir are accompanied by the College's own period instrument ensemble, St John's Sinfonia, made up of the top professional players and led by Margaret Faultless who is also the College's Musician in Residence. The recording was made in the Ante-Chapel, at concert pitch (A=440) and tuned to Valotti temperament.

Track list
  1. Remember me not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 (Purcell)
  2. Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z 135 (Purcell)
  3. O sing unto the Lord, Z 44 (Purcell)
  4. O Lord my God (Humfrey)
  5. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from Evening Service in E minor (Humfrey)
  6. Behold, now praise the Lord, Z 3 (Purcell)
  7. My beloved spake, Z 28 (Purcell)
  8. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 (Purcell)
  9. Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49 (Purcell)

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Introit: Byrd  Gloria Tibi Domine
Tye: Missa Euge Bone
Gradual: Psalm 68 vv. 1–10 (tone v)
Preacher: The Chaplain 
Credo: VI
Hymns 239, 494 (tune 413)
Voluntary: Tomkins A Substantial Verse

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