Rise, O my soul

ATMA (ACD2 2506)
English Verse Anthems: Bull, Byrd, Gibbons, Simmes, Tomkins, Ward

Rise, O my soul features the combined forces of Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and Les Voix humaines viol consort performing a selection of glorious English liturgical anthems from the reign of Elizabeth I. These full anthems, sung by a capella choir, and verse anthems, which include an instrumental accompaniment, take their texts from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer and the Bible.

Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Christopher Jackson, Director
Les Voix humaines Consort of Viols
Réjean Poirier, organ

Classics Today 10/10

Available at Atma Classique

Excerpt: John Ward: «Prayer is an endless chain»