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Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems

Phantasm

Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems

...with The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
CKD 427 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Fantasia 2 a4 (VDGS 22)

Fantasia 2 a4 (VDGS 22)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
02:13 Play $1.70
2
Praise the Lord, O my soul

Praise the Lord, O my soul

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
08:17 Play $3.40
3
Fantasia 5 a4 (VDGS 25)

Fantasia 5 a4 (VDGS 25)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
02:49 Play $1.70
4
Mount up, my soul

Mount up, my soul

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
07:04 Play $3.40
5
Fantasia 1 a4 (VDGS 21)

Fantasia 1 a4 (VDGS 21)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
02:53 Play $1.70
6
Down, caitiff wretch (Part 1)

Down, caitiff wretch (Part 1)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
05:40 Play $3.40
7
Prayer is an endless chain (Part 2)

Prayer is an endless chain (Part 2)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
05:27 Play $3.40
8
Fantasia 3 a4 (VDGS 23)

Fantasia 3 a4 (VDGS 23)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
02:25 Play $1.70
9
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
04:51 Play $1.70
10
Fantasia 4 a4 (VDGS 24)

Fantasia 4 a4 (VDGS 24)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
03:11 Play $1.70
11
Let God Arise

Let God Arise

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
06:13 Play $3.40
12
Fantasia 6 a4 (VDGS 26)

Fantasia 6 a4 (VDGS 26)

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
02:53 Play $1.70
13
This is a joyful, happy holy day

This is a joyful, happy holy day

Composer John Ward
Band Phantasm
Guest Artist The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
05:50 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 60 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Featuring ambitious and accomplished music for voices and viols, Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems offers a privileged glimpse of a special moment in English music history.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Phantasm

Phantasm

Phantasm, a quartet of viols founded in 1994, catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. Since then, they have become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

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The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, was founded in 1480. Magdalen College was then one of the oldest and largest choral foundations in late medieval England.
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The four-part viol fantasies complement Phantasm's previous recording of Ward's five- and six-part works and show an equally fluent and skilful style exemplifying Jacobean consort fantasy at its best. The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford directed by Daniel Hyde, join Phantasm to perform Ward's verse anthems which contain an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of textures and generous word painting amidst a polyphonic swirl of viols. Phantasm are also joined by Emily Ashton and Christopher Terepin for this performance.

This recording is a fitting tribute to John Ward, whose efforts have been rediscovered in our own time and whose mellifluous music deserves a closer look. Phantasm's illustrious recording career has resulted in the viol consort being repeatedly recognised at the Gramophone Awards with two Awards and several ‘Finalist' nods to its name.

Phantasm's debut on Linn, Ward: Consort music for five and six viols was named a ‘Choice' recording by BBC Music Magazine whilst also receiving many five and four star reviews.

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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'Phantasm is simply the best viol consort around...Melodic shaping, changes of mood, and variations of styles and tempos are everywhere on display...'
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Classical Ear
5 Stars
'The four viol-players of Phantasm are a fluent, resonant string quartet whose dark, treacle-rich tones blend beautifully with the Choir of Magdalen College. A captivating album.'
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MusicWeb International
'As Phantasm play with such an understanding of musical direction ones attention never wavers...'
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The Oxford Times
'A phantastic CD from Phantasm'
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'The works are luscious in sound...In this case, hear they must, and in sound and performances like this, it's hard to beat.'
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Gramophone
'Phantasm play with their customary verve...The current Magdalen choir has a range of marvellous voices...'
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Early Music Review
'This raises Ward in my estimation, and it is well worth buying.'
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Classical CD Review
'Superb. An essential disk for those interested in this repertory.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'luminous clarity'
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