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The Sixteen at 40

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen in British choral music from the 16th and 21st centuries at York Minster, part of this year's York Early Music Festival.

On their latest stop in the 2019 Choral Pilgrimage, The Sixteen reach York Minster, where they perform choral music from the 16th and 21st centuries as part of this year's York Early Music Festival.

The Sixteen’s 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the 40 years since it was founded. Their continuing close relationship with Sir James MacMillan is represented by a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, here contrasted with music by Fayrfax (which appeared on The Sixteen’s very first recording) and complemented by music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These superb examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre.

Plainsong: Salve Regina
Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
Sheppard: Gloria from Cantate Mass
Eric Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson: Salve Regina a9
Fayrfax: Aeternae laudis lilium
Gabriel Jackson: Ave Maria
Tavener: Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
Sir James MacMillan: O virgo prudentissima
Sheppard: Agnus Dei from Cantate Mass

The Sixteen (choir)
Harry Christophers (conductor)

Presented by Hannah French

23 days left to listen

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    Hymn to the Mother of God

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • John Sheppard

    'Gloria' from Missa Cantate

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Sainte-Chapelle

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

    Salve Regina

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

    Eternae laudis lilium

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    Ave Maria

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

    O Virgo Prudentissima

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • John Sheppard

    'Agnus Dei' from Missa Cantate

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata K454 Allegro

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata K 501 Allegro

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Pines of Rome

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Urlicht (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Alice Coote.
    • Mahler/Haydn/Schumann: Lieder: Coote/Drake.
    • EMI Classics.

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