Tomkins: The Great Service

Tomkins: The Great Service
Tallis Scholar - Peter Phillips
Gimell 024
Gimell 454 924


  1. Te Deum
  2. Jubilate
  3. Magnificat
  4. Nunc dimittis
  5. When David Heard
  6. Then David mourned
  7. Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom
  8. Woe is me
  9. Be strong and of a good courage
  10. O sing unto the Lord a new song
  11. O God, the proud are risen against me

Playing time: 58'

Release date: 1991

The first four tracks constitute the great service.

Although Gibbons dominated his generation, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) did make a contribution to the anthem repertory.

Other recordings devoted to Tomkins' anthems:

Tomkins: Third Service & Anthems
Choir of New College Oxford - Edward Higginbottom
CRD 3467
Tomkins: Choral and Organ Music
Laurence Cummings / Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly
Naxos 8.553794
When David Heard...
Anthems by Weelkes & Tomkins
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge - Richard Marlow
Conifer 16071

A recording devoted to Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623):

Weelkes: Anthems
Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly
Naxos 8.553209

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Todd M. McComb