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Easter at King's MacMillan, Palestrina, Tavener

From King's College, Cambridge: music for Good Friday by Palestrina, James MacMillan and John Tavener sung by the world famous who are joined by the Britten Sinfonia.

Live from King's College,Cambridge

Presented by Martin Handley

Music for Good Friday by Palestrina, James MacMillan and John Tavener sung by the world famous college chapel choir who are joined by the Britten SInfonia

James MacMillan's profoundly moving meditation on Christ's last words has rapidly taken its place as a modern classic. It is partnered by the Renaissance master, Palestrina's intense setting of the Stabat Mater: Mary, mother of Jesus's lament at the foot of the Cross and John Tavener's setting of the Good Friday Reproaches: "O my people, what have I done to you?" The expressive solo cello and serene strings present unwavering faith against the sound and fury of the timpani.

MacMillan: Kiss on Wood
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Tavener: Popule Meus
MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross

King's College Choir,
Guy Johnston (cello),
Britten Sinfonia,
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Easter at Kings

    • Sir James MacMillan

      Kiss on wood vers. cello and piano

      Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: Guy JOHNSTON - Cello Performer: Britten Sinfonia

    • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

      Stabat mater - motet for 8 voices [H vi,96]

      Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir

    • John Tavener

      Popule meus for cello, strings and timpani

      Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: Guy JOHNSTON - Cello Performer: Britten Sinfonia

  • Music Interval

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross - chorale-prelude BWV.622 for organ

    Performer: Stephen CLEOBURY - Organ

    • Priory.
    • PRDVD 3.
    • -10.
  • Easter at Kings

    • Sir James MacMillan

      Seven last words from the cross for chorus & ensemble

      Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: Britten Sinfonia Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir

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