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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.

2pm
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
BBC Singers
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
James McVinnie (organ)
London Brass
The Heath Quartet
Peter Phillips (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen

    Performer: Ben Goldscheider. Performer: James McVinnie. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Miserere Nostri

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Nico Muhly

    Recordare, Domine

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Thomas Crecquillon

    Pater peccavi; Quanti mercenarii

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Qui habitat

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • John Tavener

    Requiem Fragments

    Performer: London Brass. Performer: Alice Gribbin. Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: The Heath Quartet. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • John Tavener

    Song for Athene

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • David Ho-Yi Chan

    Love seeketh not Itself to please

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Raymond Yiu

    Mielo

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    O wie will ich triumphieren

    Performer: Mischa Schelomianski. Orchestra: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie. Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer.
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