Like as the Hart: Music for the Templar's Garden

Like as the Hart: Music for the Templar's Garden

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The words of Psalm 42, at once desperate and yet full of yearning for God’s presence and love, are the recurring theme of Catherine Clover's novel The Templar’s Garden. But is it possible to create an album of the same text without each track sounding as if it is on a continual loop? In fact, it is. As the listener will hear, each composer has his own distinct way of setting the psalm. From plainchant, to unaccompanied and accompanied motets, to hymns, the words and melodies flow gracefully from one into the next, creating a seamless progression of styles covering nearly six centuries of musical composition without a hint of repetition. Some composers highlight the pathos in the opening verses; others take a more upbeat approach; while others plot a course from desolation to hope.

Track Listing
1 Sicut serves - Johannes Ockeghem
2 Sicut cervus - Sitivit anima mea - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
3 E'en like the hunted hind - Thomas Tallis
4 Quemadmodum desiderata serves - John Taverner
5 Quemadmodum desiderata serves - Heinrich Schütz
6 Why restless, why cast down? - Antony Pitts
7 Quemadmodum desiderata serves - Dietrich Buxtehude
8 As pants the hart - George Frideric Handel
9 Like as the hart - Herbert Howells
10 As the chased hart - Alexander L'Estrange

Book information

ISBN: 799418641058
Weight: 75g
Height: 125mm
Width: 125mm
Spine width: 3mm