BBC Singers - Eton Choirbook
Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, Andrew Carwood leads the BBC Singers in early sacred music from the Eton Choirbook, by Cornysh, Taverner, Horwood, Lambe and Wylkynson.
Early Sacred Music from the Eton Choirbook with the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Carwood
Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge
Presented by Martin Handley
William Cornysh: Salve Regina
John Taverner Western Wynde Mass
Music for viols from the Elizabethan era.
William Cornysh: Ave Maria
William Horwood: Magnificat
Walter Lambe: Nesciens mater virgo virum
Robert Wylkynson: Salve Regina
Andrew Carwood, conductor
The BBC Singers perform a selection of Latin pre-reformation motets from the Eton Choirbook, by composers including Horwood and Lambe. Taverner's Western Wynde Mass is the centrepiece of this concert, a series of beautiful choral variations based on a secular tune. Wylkynson's 'Salve Regina', a hymn to the Virgin Mary that fascinated European composers throughout the Renaissance era, closes this concert of early church music.
Followed by pieces from making Music's "Adopt a composer" scheme.