New Lamps for Old

7 December 2012 at 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square

Christmas has inspired composers for more than five hundred years. The legacy of English and continental composers from the Renaissance is rich and varied.

In recent years a ‘Second English Renaissance’ has seen contemporary composers taking inspiration from plainchant, secular carols and polyphonic masterworks of the sixteenth century. A new tradition of Renaissance-inspired music flourishes in the hands of contemporary English composers.

In this programme Chapelle du Roi explores the links between works by Tallis, Sheppard, Palestrina and Guerrero and contemporary English composers including Robert Hugill, Daniel Burgess, Nick O'Neill, David Braid, Anthony Mudge. Antony Pitts and Roxanna Panufnik.

The result is a balance of sumptuous textures and harmonies and contrasting approaches to the great Christmas texts.

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Concert Diary

Sarum Chant    
Robert Hugill   Introit Puer Natus est Nobis
Thomas Tallis   Mass Puer Natus est Nobis
Daniel Burges    
Trad.   Coventry Carol
Thomas Tallis   Magnificat
Thomas Tallis    
Nicholas O’Neill   Nunc Dimittis
Tomas Luis de la Victoria    
David Braid   Alma Redemptoris  
Anthony Mudge    
Giovanni de la Palestrina   O Magnum Mysterium
Antony Pitts   O Holy of Holies
John Sheppard   Regis Tharsis
Thomas Tallis   Agnus Dei
Roxanna Panufnik    
Francisco Guerrero   Alma Redemptoris

Tickets: £25.00 / £20.00 / £15.00 / £10.00

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