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Stile Antico live at Wigmore Hall

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Stile Antico in Renaissance choral masterpieces live at Wigmore Hall, London: with Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria and a new piece by Huw Watkins.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Stile Antico in Renaissance choral masterpieces live at London's Wigmore Hall: featuring music by Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina and Victoria, plus a brand new piece by Huw Watkins.

Gombert: Magnificat primi toni
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
Lassus: Veni dilecte mi
Tallis: In pace in idipsum
Byrd: Vigilate
Taverner: Audivi vocem de caelo
Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle (world première)

Interval

Tomkins: O praise the Lord
Sheppard: The Lord's Prayer
Gibbons: O clap your hands
Palestrina: Exsultate Deo
Victoria: O magnum mysterium
Vivanco: Veni, dilecti mi
Ceballos: Hortus conclusus
Praetorius: Tota pulchra es

Stile Antico's programme brings to life the battle for the Christian souls between the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 1500s and beyond. It centres on William Byrd's thrilling Vigilate - Jesus's command to his disciples and all nations to watch for Christ's second coming. Its musical setting by a Catholic composer in a Protestant country conceals many coded messages to Byrd's co-religionists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gary Carpenter

    Marking Time, for basset clarinet and piano

    Performer: Mark Simpson.
  • Clara Schumann

    Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.

Broadcast

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