Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems

Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems

Artist
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 427
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Fantasia 2 a4 (VDGS 22)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 2 a4 (VDGS 22)

    02:13
    $2.40
  • Praise the Lord, O my soul
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    Praise the Lord, O my soul

    08:17
    $4.80
  • Fantasia 5 a4 (VDGS 25)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 5 a4 (VDGS 25)

    02:49
    $2.40
  • Mount up, my soul
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    Mount up, my soul

    07:04
    $4.80
  • Fantasia 1 a4 (VDGS 21)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 1 a4 (VDGS 21)

    02:53
    $2.40
  • Down, caitiff wretch (Part 1)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    Down, caitiff wretch (Part 1)

    05:40
    $4.80
  • Prayer is an endless chain (Part 2)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    Prayer is an endless chain (Part 2)

    05:27
    $4.80
  • Fantasia 3 a4 (VDGS 23)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 3 a4 (VDGS 23)

    02:25
    $2.40
  • How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord

    04:51
    $2.40
  • Fantasia 4 a4 (VDGS 24)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 4 a4 (VDGS 24)

    03:11
    $2.40
  • Let God Arise
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    Let God Arise

    06:13
    $4.80
  • Fantasia 6 a4 (VDGS 26)
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm

    Fantasia 6 a4 (VDGS 26)

    02:53
    $2.40
  • This is a joyful, happy holy day
    Composer(s) John Ward
    Artist(s) Phantasm The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

    This is a joyful, happy holy day

    05:50
    $4.80

Total running time: 59 minutes.

Album information

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.

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 recognized 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.