Court and Chapel: London

17 November 2021 7.30pm Kings Place Tickets: £19.50 - 49.50 (Booking Fees Apply)

This programme spans the whole of the 16th-century, the age of the Tudors and an unrivalled era in our musical heritage for both sacred and secular music. All the composers had connections either to the court as gentlemen of the Chapel Royal or held positions in the iconic churches of St Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey. Religiously it was a century of constant change and composers either went with the flow like Tallis and Tye or preserved their Catholic faith like Byrd and Morley, despite possible persecution. By Gibbons’ time, life was a little more straightforward.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme

Gibbons O clap your hands together
Tallis If ye love me
Byrd O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth
Gibbons O that the learned poets
Gibbons What is our life?
Morley Phyllis, I fain would die now
Morley Nolo mortem peccatoris
Tallis Gloria from Missa Puer natus
Byrd Turn our captivity
Tye ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Euge Bone
Morley April is in my mistress face
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Morley I love, alas, I love thee
Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David
Mundy Vox patris caelestis