William Boyce - Select Anthems
Total Playing time: 72'36"/66'09" DDD
Recorded in New College Chapel, Oxford, 14-16 April 1991
A younger contemporary of Handel, Boyce is chiefly known today for his 'symphonies', but in his own time he was mainly concerned with the composition of vocal music. Five of the works recorded here are verse anthems belonging to the tradition of the Restoration composers in the previous century. Three others - Wherewithal shall a young man, Turn thee unto me and By the waters of Babylon - are 'full' anthems consisting of outer choral movements framing sections for a smaller ensemble. In addition to the anthems, three organ voluntaries from Boyce's Ten Voluntaries for Organ and Harpsichord are included.
Also available as part of a 5-CD box set, The Restoration and Georgian Anthem (CRD5009)