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Chromatic Renaissance

Live from London's Wigmore Hall, vocal group EXAUDI perform some of the Renaissance's most extreme and expressive music, interspersed with music by their director, James Weeks.

In a programme they've called Chromatic Renaissance, leading vocal ensemble EXAUDI present a feast of expressive music from 16th- and 17th-century Italy interspersed with music by living composers who have gone beyond chromaticism to microtonality. But they begin with Franco-Flemish composer Orlando de Lassus whose Prophetiae Sibyllarum is one of most famous and celebrated examples of extreme Renaissance chromaticism.

Presented live from Wigmore Hall by Martin Handley.

Orlande de Lassus: Prophetiae Sibyllarum (selection)
Nicolà Vicentino: Musica prisca caput; Soave e dolce ardore
Elisabet Dijkstra: here, now (world premiere)
Sylvia Lim: paper wings
Luzzasco Luzzaschi: O voi che sospirate
Luca Marenzio: Quivi sospiri
Christopher Fox: senso commune
Carlo Gesualdo: Itene, o miei sospiri; Deh, come invan sospiro; Asciugate i begli occhi; Languisce al fin

EXAUDI
Juliet Fraser (soprano)
Lucy Goddard (mezzo)
Tom Williams (countertenor)
David de Winter, Stephen Jeffes (tenor)
Jimmy Holliday (bass)
James Weeks (director)

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Orlande de Lassus

    Prophetiae Sibyllarum (selection)

    Ensemble: EXAUDI. Director: James Weeks.
  • Nicola Vicentino

    Musica prisca caput

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Elisabet Dijkstra

    Here, now

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Sylvia Lim

    Paper Wings

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Luzzasco Luzzaschi

    O voi che sospirate

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Luzzasco Luzzaschi

    Quivi sospiri

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Christopher Fox

    senso commune

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Itene, o miei sospiri, Deh, come invan sospiro, Asciugate i begli occhi, Languisce al fin

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Director: James Weeks.

Broadcasts

  • Mon 31 May 2021 13:00
  • Sun 6 Jun 2021 13:00