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Stile Antico in Oxford

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 May 2012

Live from Merton College, Oxford

Presented by Catherine Bott

In this concert renowned vocal ensemble Stile Antico perform Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for domestic performance rather than for liturgical use in church. Composed at a time of religious turmoil following Henry VIII's break from Rome, it's music that reflects the troubled times, intended to inspire piety and affirm faith, whether that faith was Protestant or Catholic. Taken from collections brought together for devotion at court or in private homes and written by some of the great names in Renaissance music it's a chronological journey through this largely neglected repertoire.

Browne: Jesu, mercy
Thomas Causton: It is a Thing both Good and Meet
attrib. Thomas Morley: Nolo mortem peccatoris
Thomas Tallis: Purge Me, O Lord
John Sheppard: The Lord's prayer
William Byrd: Domine praestolamur
William Byrd: Why do I use my Paper Ink and Pen
William Byrd: Exsurge Domine

8.10 Interval Music

Robert Ramsey: How are the mighty fallen
Thomas Tomkins: When David Heard
John Milton: O Had I Wings Like to a Dove
Martin Peerson: O Let me at thy Footstool fall
John Dowland: I Shame at my Unworthiness
Giovanni Croce: From the Profound Centre of my Heart
Thomas Campion: Never Weather Beat'n Sail
John Amner: A Stranger Here
William Byrd: Retire my Soul
Thomas Tomkins: O Praise the Lord

Stile Antico.

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