Live from Christ Church Spitalfields as part of the Spitalfields Festival
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The Gabrieli Consort combines the Tudor splendour of William Byrd's 'Great Service' with two new works by Jonathan Dove.
William Byrd's monumental Great Service, acknowledged as the crowning point of unaccompanied church music during the 16th century, is interspersed in this programme, by works from contemporary British composers. The programme includes the world premiere of two pieces by Jonathan Dove, whose sensitivity to words and desire to exploit the beauty of choral sound contrasts and complements the complexity of Byrd's celebrated masterpiece.
Gabriel Jackson - To morning
William Byrd - The Great Service, Venite
Office hymn - Jam lucis orto sidere
Byrd - The Great Service, Te Deum
Office hymn - Rector potens, verax Deus
Byrd - The Great Service, Benedictus, Kyrie, Creed
Jonathan Dove - Full many a glorious morning
William Whitehead (chamber organ)
Paul McCreesh (director)
9.45pm A selection of British Light Music played by amateur ensembles as part of Light Fantastic - Radio 3's celebration of Light Music.