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BBC Singers - Eton Choirbook

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.

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.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 14 Jan 2014 19:30

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