Wednesday - BBC Singers
Jonathan Swain presents a concert the BBC Singers gave last month in memory of John Tavener at St Peter's Eaton Square, London.
Jonathan Swain presents a concert the BBC Singers gave last month in memory of John Tavener at St Peter's Eaton Square, London. The concert was bookended by the music of Tavener himself, including the UK premiere of The Martyrdom of St Stephen alongside Requiem Fragments. Requiem Fragments is preceded by Josquin des Prez's Qui habitat, the work that influenced Tavener's Requiem composition. Alongside works by Thomas Tallis and Thomas Crecquillon are pieces by 21st-century composers Matthew Martin and Nico Muhly.
John Tavener: The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen (UK premiere), for choir, solo horn and organ
Thomas Tallis: Miserere nostri
Nico Muhly: Recordare, Domine
Thomas Creczuillon: Pater peccavi / Quanti mercenarii
Matthew Martin: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Josquin des Prez: Qui habitat in adiutorio altissimi
John Tavener: Requiem Fragments, for choir, trombones and string quartet
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
James McVinnie (organ)
The Heath Quartet
Peter Phillips (conductor).