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A New Song


English composers Thomas Thomkins and Orlando Gibbons, and later Henry Purcell and John Blow, were inspired by the visionary, world-changing translation of the Bible completed under the sponsorship of King James in 1611. Musical settings of biblical verse and other sacred works from the reigns of James I and II are complemented by instrumental fantasies and lively dances by Coperario, Locke, and Purcell. With period strings, organ, and Washington National Cathedral's chamber vocal ensemble Cathedra, under the direction of Michael McCarthy. Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

Folger Consort Artistic Directors
Robert Eisenstein - viol, violin
Christopher Kendall - lute, theorbo

Guest Artists
Risa Browder - violin
Adam Pearl - organ
Alice Robbins - viol, basse de violin
Henry Valoris - viola
Cathedra - Washington National Cathedral Chamber Vocal Ensemble
Crossley Hawn
Susan Lewis Kavinski
Emily Noel

Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Christopher Dudley
Roger Isaacs

Lawrence Rippert
Aaron Sheehan
Matthew Smith

Scott Auby
Richard Giarusso
Benjamin Park

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