Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): Christ Rising Again – Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

Weelkes’ setting of the verse anthem ‘Christ rising’ reflects the infuence that Byrd’s setting published in 1589 in "Songs of sundrie natures" had upon the next generation. Weelkes’ anthem includes much word- painting, rising sequences, and a superb Byrd-inspired duet for trebles at ‘to life’. Like much of Weelkes’ religious music continuity and integration is…