Sunday 13 June 2021 7:30PM

The Gesualdo Six



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  • The Gesualdo Six

Since the 4th Century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service, evoking a contemplative atmosphere: renaissance polyphony by Tallis, Byrd and Gesualdo that contains startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting is juxtaposed with contemporary reflections by Joanna Marsh, Sarah Rimkus and Veljo Tormis.

  • Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
      • Te lucis ante terminum
  • William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
      • Miserere mihi, Domine
  • Jonathan Seers (b.1954)
      • Look down, O Lord
  • Carlo Gesualdo (c.1561-1613)
      • Illumina faciem tuam
  • Joanna Marsh (b.1970)
      • Fading
  • William Byrd
      • Lullaby
  • Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)
      • Marjal aega magada
  • Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-1560)
      • Media vita
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
      • O ecclesia oculi tui
  • Owain Park (b.1993)
      • Phos hilaron
  • Alison Willis (b.1971)
      • The Wind's Warning
  • Sarah Rimkus (b.1990)
      • My heart is like a singing bird
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1510-1555)
      • O Maria vernans rosa
  • Gerda Blok-Wilson (b.1955)
      • O Little Rose
  • Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
      • Potrò viver io più se senza luce
  • Joanna Marsh
      • I take thee
        • (world première)
  • Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
      • 3 Geistliche Gesänge Op. 69
        • No. 3 Abendlied
  • Encore
  • Thomas Tallis
      • All praise to thee my God this night
        • (arranged by Owain Park)

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