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Lassus, F de Lassus, Costeley, de la Hele, Guerrero, Maillard, Palestrina, Peter Phillips

From St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, the BBC Singers in music honouring St Cecilia: Lassus, F de Lassus, Costeley, de la Hele, Guerrero, Maillard, Palestrina and Peter Phillips.

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

Presented by Catherine Bott

A mass and motets in honour of St Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, performed by the BBC Singers and Peter Phillips

Orlande de Lassus: Musica Dei donum optimi; Cantantibus organis
Ferdinand de Lassus: Caecilia virgo

Guillaume de Costeley: Allon, gays bergeres; Mignonne, allons voir

Orlande de Lassus: Domine Jesu Christe qui cognoscis
George de la Hèle: Nonne Deo subiecta evit anima mea

Francisco Guerrero: Dum aurora finem daret
Jean Maillard: Domine Jesu Christe, Pastor bone
G P Palestrina: Dum aurora finem daret

Peter Philips: Cecilia virgo; Cantantibus organis

G P da Palestrina:
Motet: Cantantibus organis

Palestrina and others: Missa cantantibus organis

Pierre de Manchicourt: Cantantibus organis
Luca Marenzio: Cantantibus organis

St Cecilia, patroness of musicians and church music, was a Roman noblewoman, martyred for her Christian faith, whose feast day falls on November 22. In this BBC Singers concert, live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, Peter Phillips conducts 16th and 17th century music celebrating St Cecilia and her honoured place in music. The programme includes motets for her feast day, a mass in her honour composed by Palestrina and six of his Roman contemporaries, and some of the winning entries from the famous St Cecilia international motet-writing competition set up by Guillaume de Costeley in France in the 1570s.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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