Consort of Voices, Instruments of Time and Truth & Edward Higginbottom - Humfrey: Symphony Anthems (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 311 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 07 | Time: 65:20 min
Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674) was a genuine baroque pioneer in the word-setting of English biblical texts, as well as applying elements of French and Italian styles to his work. By the age of seventeen his anthems were evidently in use. He later succeeded Henry Cooke (his father-in-law) as Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal and also became composer to the Court. Humfrey died at the age of 27, but along with Matthew Locke exerted a strong influence on his peers even at his young age, including William Turner, Henry Purcell, and John Blow.