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17 Jan 2020, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
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BBC Singers 2019-20 Peter Phillips conducts English Renaissance Polyphony

BBC Singers
Peter Phillips conducts English Renaissance Polyphony
14:00 Fri 17 Jan 2020 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
Peter Phillips conducts the BBC Singers in a celebration of late Tudor and Renaissance English Polyphony.
Peter Phillips conducts the BBC Singers in a celebration of late Tudor and Renaissance English Polyphony.

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Peter Phillips conducts English Renaissance Polyphony

The founder and director of The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips returns to conduct the BBC Singers in a programme celebrating late Tudor and Renaissance English Polyphony. Centring around three composers, the BBC Singers perform the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from William Byrd’s aptly-named ‘Great Service’, alongside his motet in homage of Queen Elizabeth I, O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. Also featured are works by Thomas Weelkes and Orlando Gibbons, including one of his most famous madrigals, The Silver Swan.

Programme:

Thomas Weelkes:
Alleluia, I heard a voice
Hark, all ye lovely saints above
O how amiable are thy dwellings
O Lord, arise

William Byrd:
The Great Service: Magnificat
Tristitia et anxietas; Sed tu, Domine
Prevent us, O Lord
The Great Service: Nunc Dimittis
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Orlando Gibbons:
Hosanna to the Son of David
O clap your hands
The silver swan