With this programme we have the opportunity to perform some of my favourite a cappella works from the Great English Renaissance, arguably, the Golden Age of British Music. ‘Light’ in the context of this programme is reflected in the themes of birth, new beginning, day and joyfulness. ‘Shadow’, on the other hand, will see us singing about the more solemn, but no less rich subjects of death, ending and night. We are looking forward to sharing with you some of the most popular works from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I along with some lesser known gems.

 

Light and Shadow:
Music at the time of Elizabeth I

Tallis: O nata lux
Tallis: Videte miraculum
White: Christe, qui lux es et dies
Tallis: O nata lux
Tallis: Videte miraculum
White: Christe, qui lux es et dies
Sheppard: In manus tuas
Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine – Civitas Sancti Tui
Tomkins: When David Heard
Ramsey: How are the Mighty Fall’n
Weelkes: Death hath deprived me
Tallis: Hear the voice and prayer
Sheppard: In pace
Morley: Funeral Sentences: The First dirge Anthem;
The Second dirge Anthem; The Third dirge Anthem

DIRECTOR: Lionel Meunier