Wednesday 30 June 2021 7:30PM

The Cardinall's Musick

Sing Ye To Our Lord


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  • The Cardinall's Musick
  • Julie Cooper soprano
  • Cecilia Osmond soprano
  • Patrick Craig alto
  • David Gould alto
  • Benjamin Durrant tenor
  • Steven Harrold tenor
  • Richard Bannan bass
  • Robert Macdonald bass

The Psalms of David have provided inspiration for countless generations of composers. Sung several times a day during services in the Catholic rite and at the centre of Anglican Mattins and Evensong, they express the whole gamut of human emotion, from pain and loss to rejoicing and exultation. This programme contrasts European composers, including large-scale ceremonial double-choir pieces by Tomas Luis de Victoria as well as more modest pieces by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlandus Lassus, with massive statements of emotion from the Englishman Thomas Weelkes and the Welsh Thomas Tomkins, alongside closely argued miniatures from William Byrd. From the perfection of Orlando Gibbons to the energy of Giovanni Gabrieli, these are profound musical responses to the very human emotions contained in the texts.

  • Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
      • Jubilate Deo
  • Orlande de Lassus (c.1530-1594)
      • Ad Dominum cum tribularer
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)
      • Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
      • Nisi Dominus
      • Dixit Dominus
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
      • Super flumina Babylonis
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria
      • Laudate Dominum
  • Robert Parsons (c.1535-1571)
      • Domine quis habitabit
  • William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
      • Lord in thy rage
  • Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
      • O God, the proud are risen against me
  • William Byrd
      • Miserere mei, Deus
      • Sing ye to our Lord
  • Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
      • Laboravi in gemitu meo
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
      • O clap your hands

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