Thursday 14 February 2019 7:30PM

Stile Antico

Arise, My Love: Sensuous Renaissance settings of the Song of Songs


  • Stile Antico

The erotic poetry of the biblical Song of Solomon consistently inspired the masters of the Renaissance to some of their most ardent music. Love, desire and seduction are here explored in a rich selection of motets by composers from the Low Countries to the Mediterranean, tracing an expressive arch from the heat and intensity of Gombert and Lassus to the vivacious, polychoral conclusion in the works of Vivanco and Praetorius.

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  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1510-1555)
        • Ego flos campi
  • Orlande de Lassus (c.1530-1594)
        • Veni dilecte mi
        • Osculetur me
  • Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-1560)
        • Quam pulchra es
  • Anon
        • Sicut lilium inter spinas
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)
        • Osculetur me
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
        • Vadam et circuibo
  • Interval
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        • Nigra sum
  • Robert White (c.1538-1574)
        • Tota pulchra es
  • Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
        • Surge propera
  • Cipriano de Rore (c.1515-1565)
        • Descendi in hortum meum
  • Sebastián de Vivanco (c.1551-1622)
        • Veni, dilecte mi
  • Rodrigo de Ceballos (c.1525-1581)
        • Hortus conclusus
  • Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)
        • Tota pulchra es
  • Encore
  • John Dowland (1563-1626)
        • Now, O now I needs must part

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