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BBC Singers - Eton Choirbook

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 January 2014

Early Sacred Music from the Eton Choirbook with the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Carwood

Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge
Presented by Martin Handley

William Cornysh: Salve Regina
John Taverner Western Wynde Mass

8.15: Interval
Music for viols from the Elizabethan era.

8.35
William Cornysh: Ave Maria
William Horwood: Magnificat
Walter Lambe: Nesciens mater virgo virum
Robert Wylkynson: Salve Regina

BBC Singers
Andrew Carwood, conductor

The BBC Singers perform a selection of Latin pre-reformation motets from the Eton Choirbook, by composers including Horwood and Lambe. Taverner's Western Wynde Mass is the centrepiece of this concert, a series of beautiful choral variations based on a secular tune. Wylkynson's 'Salve Regina', a hymn to the Virgin Mary that fascinated European composers throughout the Renaissance era, closes this concert of early church music.

Followed by pieces from making Music's "Adopt a composer" scheme.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC Singers: Live in Concert: Eton Choirbook and Western Wynde Mass

    • Image for William Cornysh
      00:00

      William Cornysh Salve Regina for 5 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

    • Image for John Taverner
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      John Taverner Western wynde mass for 4 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

    • Music Interval: Viol Music

    • Image for William Cornysh
      00:00

      William Cornysh Ave Maria mater Dei for 4 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

    • Image for William Horwood
      00:00

      William Horwood Magnificat for 5 voices [Eton Choirbook 71. f. 111v-113]

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

    • Image for Walter Lambe
      00:00

      Walter Lambe Nesciens mater for 5 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

    • Image for Robert Wilkinson
      00:00

      Robert Wilkinson Salve regina for 9 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

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