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The Sixteen - English Choral Music

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen in English choral music, including four settings of the Old Testament text on the grief of King David on the death of his son Absalom.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen in English choral music

Harris: Faire is the heaven
Weelkes: When David heard
Rubbra: There is a spirit
James MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver
Harris: Bring us, O Lord God
Ramsey: When David heard
Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing
Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Tomkins: When David heard
Rubbra: Eternitie
Pearsall: Lay a garland
Tippett: Dance, clarion air
East: When David heard
Ivor Gurney: Since I believe in God the Father Almighty

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen perform a cappella anthems with texts by writers such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden. The concert also includes four settings of the same passage from the Book of Samuel, depicting the grief of King David on the death of his son, Absalom.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • William Harris

      Faire is the Heaven

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Thomas Weelkes

      When David heard (O my son Absalom)

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Edmund Rubbra

      Motet: There is a spirit Op.76 no.2

      Performer: Julie Cooper. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Sir James MacMillan

      The Gallant Weaver

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • William Harris

      Bring us, O Lord God - Motet

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Robert Ramsey

      When David heard

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Ivor Gurney

      Since I believe in God the Father Almighty

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Interval

    • George Frideric Handel

      Organ Concerto Op.4, No.1 in G minor - Adagio & Andante

      Performer: Paul Nicholson. Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • Handel - Alexander's Feast.
      • Coro.
      • COR16028.
    • George Frideric Handel

      Your voices tune (Alexander's Feast)

      Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • Handel - Alexander's Feast.
      • Coro.
      • COR16028.
    • António Teixeira

      Te Deum (Tibi omnes angeli)

      Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • Teixeira Te Deum.
      • Coro.
      • COR16009.
  • Part 2

    • Benjamin Britten

      Hymn to St. Cecilia

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Thomas Tomkins

      When David heard

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Edmund Rubbra

      Motet: Eternite Op.37 no.1

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Robert Lucas Pearsall

      Lay a garland on her hearse

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Michael Tippett

      Dance, clarion air (from 'A Garland for the Queen')

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Michael East

      When David heard that Absalom was slaine

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Herbert Howells

      Take him, earth, for cherishing - Motet

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Post concert

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Cello Sonata in C major Op.119

      Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Performer: John York.
      • Prokofiev: Works for Cello and Piano: Wallfisch/York.
      • Black Box.
      • B000038I7D.
      • 7.
    • Francis Poulenc

      Suite française for cello and piano

      Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Performer: John York.
      • ASV.
    • Francis Poulenc

      Rag-Mazurka (Les biches)

      Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
      • Rite of Spring.
      • Signum.
      • 20.

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