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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

8.15: Interval
Music for viols from the Elizabethan era.

8.35
William Cornysh: Ave Maria
William Horwood: Magnificat
Walter Lambe: Nesciens mater virgo virum
Robert Wylkynson: Salve Regina

BBC Singers
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Singers: Live in Concert: Eton Choirbook and Western Wynde Mass

    • William Cornysh

      Salve Regina for 5 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • John Taverner

      Western wynde mass for 4 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • Music Interval: Viol Music

    • William Cornysh

      Ave Maria mater Dei for 4 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • William Horwood

      Magnificat for 5 voices [Eton Choirbook 71. f. 111v-113]

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • Walter Lambe

      Nesciens mater for 5 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • Robert Wilkinson

      Salve regina for 9 voices

      Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: BBC Singers.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Singers

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