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6 Sep 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 73: Before the Ending of the Day

Prom 73
Prom 73: Before the Ending of the Day
22:15 Thu 6 Sep 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars recreate the Christian office of Compline, weaving together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music, including works by Arvo Part, Padilla and Gallus, and Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.
Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars recreate the Christian office of Compline, weaving together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music, including works by Arvo Part, Padilla and Gallus, and Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.

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Before the fanfares and celebrations of the Last Night of the Proms comes a late-night moment of contemplation led by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. Recreating the Christian office of Compline, the final service of the church day, they weave together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music. The delicate tracery of Renaissance polyphony by Padilla and Gallus gives way to the 21st-century ‘Spiritual’ Minimalism of Arvo Pärt, and at the centre of it all sits Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.

There will be no interval

Image: Tallis Scholars © Nick Rutter