The Sixteen's 2013 Choral Pilrimage - The Queen of Heaven
Live from Ealing Abbey, Harry Christophers and the Sixteen explore the musical evolution of Allegri's fabled Miserere. Plus settings by James MacMillan and music by Palestrina.
The Sixteen's 2013 Choral Pilgrimage - The Queen of Heaven - live from Ealing Abbey starting at 8pm.
Harry Christophers and his choir explore the musical evolution of Allegri's fabled Miserere, famously written out from memory by Mozart and also transcribed later by both Mendelssohn and Liszt. This once jealously-guarded preserve of the Sistine Chapel is juxtaposed with a setting of the same text from our own times by James MacMillan. And there's also music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the Roman master hailed in his lifetime as, 'The Prince of Music.'
That's preceded at 7.30pm by a recent concert performance of Mendelssohn's Symphony No 4 'Italian' by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado
At 8.00pm Live from Ealing Abbey
The Sixteen's 2013 Choral Pilgrimage - The Queen of Heaven
Presented by Martin Handley
Plainsong: Regina caeli
Palestrina: Kyrie from Missa Regina caeli
MacMillan: Dominus dabit benignitatem 3
MacMillan: Videns Dominus
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
At about 8.40pm
During the interval Liszt's hommage to the spirit of Allegri and Mozart is heard in the composer's rarely performed orchestral version in a recent recent recording on instruments of the composer's time.
Liszt Évocation à la Chapelle Sixtine
Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselböck (conductor)
Palestrina: Regina caeli
Palestrina: Vineam meam non custodivi
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Palestrina: Pulchrae sunt genae tuae
Palestrina: Agnus Dei I-III from Missa Regina caeli
Harry Christophers (conductor).